Bulkiest Yarn Ever?

[color=indigo]I am searching for seriously bulky yarns for a wall hanging project. I found Cascade’s Magnum, which is OK, but I need more, lots more.

I want to believe that somewhere out there, waiting, coiled in gigantic skeins are unknown, amazing mega-bulky yarns.

Please post any suggestions.

[size=6]What’s the bulkiest yarn you’ve ever seen?[/size]
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Lando (laying in wait with his new US 50 32" circular needles)

maybe you could triple-strand a super-bulky yarn like Wool-Ease Thick and Quick? :shrug:

I will be using 2, 3, and 4 strands but I still need MEGA-bulky yarns.

Lando

Katia Nordic is a super bulky…guessing that isn’t the biggest bulky but it is what came to mind right away.

you could always look for a roving too.

Here’s some mega chunkyEncore too.

[color=indigo]Thank you both. The Katia Nordic is very nice, and I just ordered some of the Encore from the eBay Store.

MORE. MORE. I NEED MORE! :passedout:
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Well, I saw Lion Brand BIG once in a store.

http://pages.e-yarn.com/6030/InventoryPage/1694542/1.html

Lion Brand Craft/Rug Yarn

Sz 6~ superbulky… I bought it at HL

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Ummm… we don’t have them over here, but from the places you guys mention, i’m guessing its hobby lobby?

I’ve used the LionBrand Big before. it’s massive. I made a pretty dense scarf with size 19 needles. and it looks like the thickest so far.

LB big: 170g for 44 yards = [color=blue]3.8 grams/yard[/color]
cascade magnum: 250 g 123 yards = [color=blue]2.03 grams/yard[/color]
katia nordic: 100g 55 yards = [color=blue]1.8 grams/yard[/color]
encore mega chunky: 100g 64 yards = [color=blue]1.5 grams/yard[/color]

http://www.kyarns.com/super-bulky-weight-yarn.html

Lando, you can knit with spinning roving or sliver… just a thought!

do tell us more about this wall hanging!

Lando, you could buy some heavy duty nautical ropes or something like that :teehee:

that’s what i was going to say. go straight to the roving. using a lot of bulky yarn will be super expensive, though. i’m also now curious about this wall hanging.

Sirdar Bigga is 6 stitches/4 in. http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Sirdar_Yarn-Bigga_Yarn-1063.html

Rowan Biggy Print is also 6 st/4 inches.

[color=indigo]Thanks for all the suggestions. I have used rope and twine in wall hangings before with some satisfaction. Problem is that these are rather difficult to control (due to stiffness) with needles; ended up doing a buncha knitting with just my hands. Rope that I know >0.5 in (12-15mm) in diameter are all too stiff to knit well.

The Magnum yarn is the largest knitting yarn I have seen, and I plan on using it. But, I would like some different textures, so I’m looking for others. Running multiple strands can achieve a desired thickness but with a characteristic texture, one which renders many stitch patterns invisible - visually too busy.

Why am I not drawn to the world of the small? :teehee: [/color]

It’s a boy thing :teehee: