Jumbo yarn is a type of yarn that is thicker than most traditional yarns, typically with a thickness of at least 7 WPI (wraps per inch).
Generally, jumbo yarns are made from merino wool although there are also polyester and acrylic varieties too. They are a great choice for clothing projects like sweaters, scarves, afghans, and hats, as well as home decor items such as blankets, rugs, pillows.
These super bulky weight yarns are a popular choice for many DIY enthusiasts as they allow for quick projects with a modern, bulky look. These yarns are suitable for arm knitting and finger crochet, where the yarn is looped around the arm/finger to create a knit fabric without the need for a hook or needles. Jumbo weight yarns can also be combined with lighter weight yarns (DK weight yarn) or other super bulky yarns (fleece yarn and Bernat chunky yarn) for an interesting textural play. For knitting or crocheting with needles & hooks, check the label and your pattern for recommended hook and needle sizes as it may vary depending on the project.
Looking for a super bulky yarn to create a soft blanket or a warm sweater? This extra chunky number 7 yarn will keep you wrapped up in warmth as you craft your way into coziness. The yarns in this category come in a huge range of colors, from solid colors to variegated. Pick your favorite, choose the right needle size and get to work!
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