Saturday, July 11, 2020

Beyond Chunky

I promised a friend I'd knit something with this very thick wool, after someone else had given up on it. My sympathies are with the lady who threw in the towel, I have to say, it's not easy to work with. I found my largest needles, bigger than 10 mm, and a pattern I have used before, Drop Stitch Scarf by Christine Vogel on Ravelry. I cast on 26 stitches, as per the pattern. Then Jack asked if I was knitting a knee rug and I thought that was a good idea, so started again with 46 stitches.

Hmm, the wool doesn't go very far; I've almost run out and the proportions are wrong. I may need to start again with 36 stitches. No, no, I'm not going to give up yet!


  1. You are a hero, knitting with large needles is a challenge. I hope your friend will appreciate what you are doing.

  2. The yarn is very pretty, but not something I would enjoy knitting. I knit a throw for a friend with super chunky yarn. She loved it so much, she offered to tell her friends that I made it so that I could take orders. I gently let her know that I would never knit with that size yarn again!

  3. What you have knitted looks beautiful!!! :)

  4. There is nothing worse than being given something that someone else has given up on and try and sort it out. You are very brave, but knowing you, you will sort it and make something of it