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For some knitting and crochet projects, it's beneficial to use very thick yarn, which can give the handicraft just the right thickness or structure. Who wouldn't want to use thick yarn for, for example, a cozy sofa blanket that you can really snuggle under on a dark evening or a gray rainy day? Some yarns are just more suitable for certain projects than others. Thick yarn can come in various shades and fiber compositions.

As a beginner in both knitting and crochet, it can sometimes be advantageous to use thick or extra thick yarn. The project typically gets finished faster because a larger crochet hook is needed when working with thick yarn. This automatically creates larger stitches, so you can complete, for example, a crocheted scarf in thick yarn more quickly. In knitting, similarly, thicker needles are used.

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The large stitches also appear much clearer in a thick yarn, making it easier to count rows. Cables and patterns can be defined more distinctly, creating a beautiful effect. Imagine, for example, a lovely sofa pillow with large, striking cables that stand out and create an exceptionally beautiful addition to your sofa, while also being comfortably soft due to the thick yarn choice. Some sweaters therefore lend themselves particularly well to thick yarns, where the aim is for the sweater or pattern to stand out. The design may simply be to create a thick, cozy sweater where one never feels cold.

Unspun, thick merino wool yarn has fantastic volume and can require needle sizes up to 30 mm, suitable even for arm knitting. This thickness is great for interior items like seat cushions or perhaps a basket for your four-legged friend.

A world of possibilities with thick yarn

Thick yarn offers a plethora of exciting possibilities to make your knitting and crochet projects more unique. With a thick yarn quality, you can create a look that stands out from the crowd. At the same time, the yarn's robust volume has many great qualities, especially for items like blankets or thick sweaters. Thick yarns provide a very different texture compared to thinner yarn types. Depending on your knitting or crochet project, a bulky yarn might be exactly what you need for your specific design.

At the same time, thick yarn presents new and exciting challenges for those wanting to try something new. With a bulky yarn type, you can learn new knitting techniques, and since the yarn offers a completely different look, you can use your imagination to invent entirely new designs that will complement either yourself or your home.

Thick yarn is currently very trendy as it creates a sought-after raw and rustic look. Therefore, when knitting or crocheting a sweater or similar item with thick yarn, you can follow current fashion trends. You can find a great selection on the webshop.

Moreover, thick yarn types are easier both to crochet and knit with, as the stitches are easier to catch and count. Therefore, you can easily embark on a knitting project with this yarn type, even if you are a beginner.

Knitting needles for very thick yarn

When starting a project with very thick yarn, the choice of knitting needles is important. The same applies to crochet hooks.

In both cases, you should choose equipment that matches the yarn you are working with. You may already have the required crochet hooks or knitting needles for the yarn thickness, but it's important to pay attention since achieving a good result is difficult without using the correct sizes.

Fortunately, you will find all relevant information under each product on the webshop, where you can read about the recommended knitting needles or crochet hooks for the specific yarn type.

Thick wool yarn in many variations

In our category of thick yarn, you will find many different types of yarn. For example, there is a wide selection of thick yarns in both wool and cotton, and you can also choose from a variety of colors.

Buy thick yarn online at Mayflower

When looking for yarn with good thickness for your next knitting or crochet project, we are always ready to help you. On our webshop, you can see the range of yarns, and each yarn quality is described to make it easy for you to find exactly the yarn you need according to your pattern.

On the webshop, you can be inspired by the different varieties and the many beautiful colors, while you can read more about the qualities and properties of the different yarn types when you click on the yarns that catch your interest.

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