Yarn for arm knitting

Hi there,
I’m a beginner knitter and I would really like to arm knit a blanket. I’m looking for super chunky yarn, but all i can find is the 100% Merino wool, which is waaaay out of my price range. Does anyone know where I can get cheaper yarn suitable for a chunky blanket? I’ve found some on the Michael’s site, but they don’t post to Australia. I appreciate any help!

Welcome!
Lion Brand has some super chunky on sale right now
http://www.lionbrand.com/clearance?gclid=CNOhtZ39r9ECFc5LDQodKOEJ6g#dir=asc&order=position&weight_category=20712
I’ve also used their Wool-Ease Thick and Quick and like it.
Knit Picks has nice yarn too and it looks like the Mighty Stitch Super Bulky is on sale:
http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Super_Bulky_Weight_Yarn__L30010108.html

Enjoy the arm knitting and let us see a photo of the finished blanket, please.

Salmonmac has some good ideas. Do you have an craft stores that sell yarn? Those are often your best bet to find yarn at good prices. Occasionally you can find some at charity shops, too.

Salmonmac has some good ideas. Do you have an craft stores that sell yarn? Those are often your best bet to find yarn at good prices. Occasionally you can find some at charity shops, too.