Hi everyone, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts here for the last couple of weeks and finally decided to register. I used to crochet and knit years ago and decided recently that I just have to knit again!! I knitted an afghan this week and was just starting another when I realized that the yarn is not as thick as I would have expected, being a bulky yarn.
The afghan I just finished was made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick - very thick and soft and I loved using it. Now I’m about to start an afghan using Bernat Softee Chunky, which I just received from joann.com. This yarn is not any thicker than some worsted weight that I have had for years. Compared to the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, it’s downright thin. Is this normal?? I would have expected the Bernat yarn, labeled as bulky to be a little thicker than the worsted weight.
When I used to crochet and knit years ago (1970’s and 80’s) I only used cheap worsted weight acrylic yarn because it was cheap and I could afford it!!! So using different weight yarn is new to me.
Thanks for any thoughts on this!!!