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landolphe
02-01-2007, 09:08 PM
I am searching for seriously bulky yarns for a wall hanging project. I found Cascade's Magnum, which is OK, but I need more, lots more.

I want to believe that somewhere out there, waiting, coiled in gigantic skeins are unknown, amazing mega-bulky yarns.

Please post any suggestions.

What's the bulkiest yarn you've ever seen?

Lando (laying in wait with his new US 50 32" circular needles)

madametj
02-01-2007, 09:09 PM
maybe you could triple-strand a super-bulky yarn like Wool-Ease Thick and Quick? :shrug:

landolphe
02-01-2007, 09:12 PM
I will be using 2, 3, and 4 strands but I still need MEGA-bulky yarns.

Lando

brendajos
02-01-2007, 09:12 PM
Katia Nordic (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Katia_Yarn-Nordic_Yarn-858.html) is a super bulky...guessing that isn't the biggest bulky but it is what came to mind right away.


you could always look for a roving too.

brendajos
02-01-2007, 09:14 PM
Here's some mega chunky (http://cgi.ebay.com/Plymouth-Encore-MEGA-super-CHUNKY-Yarn-146-OFF-WHITE_W0QQitemZ270084110117QQihZ017QQcategoryZ1362 QQcmdZViewItem)Encore too.

landolphe
02-01-2007, 09:26 PM
Thank you both. The Katia Nordic is very nice, and I just ordered some of the Encore from the eBay Store.

MORE. MORE. I NEED MORE! :passedout:
Lando

yeah_im_crazy
02-02-2007, 02:07 AM
Well, I saw Lion Brand BIG once in a store.

http://pages.e-yarn.com/6030/InventoryPage/1694542/1.html

aineepooh1
02-02-2007, 02:10 AM
Lion Brand Craft/Rug Yarn

Sz 6~ superbulky.. I bought it at HL










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landolphe
02-02-2007, 04:24 AM
Lion Brand Craft/Rug Yarn

Sz 6~ superbulky.. I bought it at HL



Thanks for the tip, but what is "HL"?

Lando






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five_six
02-02-2007, 06:24 AM
Thanks for the tip, but what is "HL"?

Lando


Ummm... we don't have them over here, but from the places you guys mention, i'm guessing its hobby lobby?

SandraEllen
02-02-2007, 08:30 AM
I've used the LionBrand Big before. it's massive. I made a pretty dense scarf with size 19 needles. and it looks like the thickest so far.

LB big: 170g for 44 yards = 3.8 grams/yard
cascade magnum: 250 g 123 yards = 2.03 grams/yard
katia nordic: 100g 55 yards = 1.8 grams/yard
encore mega chunky: 100g 64 yards = 1.5 grams/yard

Ingrid
02-02-2007, 08:34 AM
http://www.kyarns.com/super-bulky-weight-yarn.html

Silver
02-02-2007, 08:39 AM
Lando, you can knit with spinning roving or sliver.... just a thought!

mrs desert rain
02-02-2007, 09:53 AM
do tell us more about this wall hanging!

five_six
02-02-2007, 09:56 AM
Lando, you could buy some heavy duty nautical ropes or something like that :teehee:

mwedzi
02-02-2007, 10:27 AM
Lando, you can knit with spinning roving or sliver.... just a thought!

that's what i was going to say. go straight to the roving. using a lot of bulky yarn will be super expensive, though. i'm also now curious about this wall hanging.

Ariane100
02-02-2007, 12:12 PM
Sirdar Bigga is 6 stitches/4 in. http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Sirdar_Yarn-Bigga_Yarn-1063.html

Stiney
02-02-2007, 12:19 PM
Rowan Biggy Print is also 6 st/4 inches.

landolphe
02-02-2007, 12:57 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I have used rope and twine in wall hangings before with some satisfaction. Problem is that these are rather difficult to control (due to stiffness) with needles; ended up doing a buncha knitting with just my hands. Rope that I know >0.5 in (12-15mm) in diameter are all too stiff to knit well.

The Magnum yarn is the largest knitting yarn I have seen, and I plan on using it. But, I would like some different textures, so I'm looking for others. Running multiple strands can achieve a desired thickness but with a characteristic texture, one which renders many stitch patterns invisible - visually too busy.

Why am I not drawn to the world of the small? :teehee:

five_six
02-02-2007, 01:01 PM
Why am I not drawn to the world of the small? :teehee:

It's a boy thing :teehee:

aineepooh1
02-02-2007, 01:15 PM
Just to explain my earlier post.. HL IS Hobby Lobby.. you can always check it out online~! :happydance:

landolphe
02-02-2007, 06:27 PM
LB Big is quite big, but the colors shade towards the day-glo I fear.

Lando

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-02-2007, 10:16 PM
You can knit with roving; that would be the bulkiest I could think of.