What's that giant wool called? The super huge stuff like this

(18 Posts)
GeneralBobbit Mon 05-Sep-16 20:04:05

Any ideas?

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GherkinsOnToast Mon 05-Sep-16 21:33:15

Is it Super Chunky?

tribpot Mon 05-Sep-16 21:35:30

Yes, Super Chunky is the heaviest weight that Love Knitting sell. You do it on 10mm needles, that's massive.

GeneralBobbit Mon 05-Sep-16 22:02:39

Ah that's brilliant. Thank you both.

Hopefully I will be able to knit it up cheaper than that throw which is £250 hmmshock

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GeneralBobbit Mon 05-Sep-16 22:05:54

Right it's not that, it's about 10 times as thick as that. I was just about to order it and I looked at patterns on eBay and not much thicker than normal wool, maybe about twice as thick.

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tribpot Mon 05-Sep-16 22:07:59

Is it this really giant stuff?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 05-Sep-16 22:10:00

it's roving they use for the "extreme" knitting I think.

TheWoollybacksWife Mon 05-Sep-16 22:10:24

Would Bernat mega bulky do. It knits on 19mm needles.

RhinestoneCowgirl Mon 05-Sep-16 22:10:33

Wow, you'd feel like a Borrower under a blanket like that!

Paulat2112 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:16:07

I seen a pattern tonight that was knitted on 25mm needles and used three strands of the chunky wool, it looked lovely, i'm going to do it

tribpot Mon 05-Sep-16 22:18:45

If I were going to do some extreme knitting I think I'd opt for a fence.

GeneralBobbit Mon 05-Sep-16 23:08:52

Omg I've gone mental and ordered twine off bad Amazon to knit that fence gringringrin

Fuck the big knitting, I can't afford the £136 it costs for the giant wool to knit that blanket

The twine was a fiver for 350metres grin

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tribpot Mon 05-Sep-16 23:13:18


Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Mon 05-Sep-16 23:15:20

Must have been one massive fecking sheep!!
Maybe on anabolic steroids??

Puzzledconfusedandbewildered Tue 06-Sep-16 11:24:53

I've seen these on pinterest they knit/crochet them with their arms as needles

Flossyfloof Wed 07-Sep-16 09:01:21

Maybe not helpful but could you French knit some do and then knot up the result?

LunaLoveg00d Thu 08-Sep-16 08:18:22

I saw a woman at a craft show once who was knitting with strips of fabric rather than yarn and needles so thick that they had to rest on the floor. They were like fence posts. She did say that this sort of knitting is like going to the gym and gives you mscles in places you didn't know you had.

DesertIslandPenguin Sat 10-Sep-16 20:01:51

Fascinated to hear how the fence is getting on!!

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