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CeCeKnittingN00b
11-21-2009, 12:36 AM
I've been using Lion brand's homespun chunky/bulky yarn. I thought it was nice at first, but it's so hard to seam things together. I can knit with it easily, but it's so lofty! I can barely see my stitches so it's hard to use the mattress seam. Do any of you know of any good chunky/bulky yarn brands that aren't so fuzzy?

Jan in CA
11-21-2009, 01:20 AM
I made a sweater with James C. Brett Marble Chunky and I liked it a lot.
http://www.paradisefibers.net/Marble-CHUNKY-Yarn-by-James-G-Brett-p/469990.htm

Here's a link to the sweater FO.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93182&highlight=circumnavigated

ETA: I moved the post here because the How-to Forum is only for questions relating to how tos on patterns.

etoilechaude
11-21-2009, 05:33 AM
I haven't used mine yet... but Malabrigo just came out with a new bulky yarn called Twist - I'm ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with it. (I won't get into what a Mal addict I am... because I'd feel like a pusher lol)

I've also used the Nashua Handknits Bulky in the past and really liked it... but it's a bit fuzzy and tends to split if you're not careful while knitting.

Crycket
11-21-2009, 10:41 AM
If you are looking for something in a plain colour and is affordable...Bernat Roving is nice...

CeCeKnittingN00b
11-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Thanks everyone!