Bulky and super bulky yarns are ideal for last minute gifts! Between the thickness of the yarn and the large needles, these projects whip up quickly, sometimes in as little as just a few hours!
The Cane Bay Wrap by Sarah Smuland is perfect for two skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Extra. The simple lace pattern is great for lace knitters of all skill levels and provides just enough interest to keep you engaged.
Ovate by Tori Gurbisz puts a unique spin on the traditional lace shawl by using super bulky yarn. One skein of Freia Ombré Super Bulky would be great for the smaller size that just big enough to keep your shoulders warm, while two skeins of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Bulky would create the striking larger shawl size.
The Super Bulky Mittens for Women make for a quick, warm winter accessory. And if you choose to make the Ovate shawl with two skeins of Rustic Bulky, you should have enough for a pair of matching mittens! The large stitches on these mittens, though just stockinette stitch, look fabulous in the singles nature of Rustic Bulky.
Davina Choy’s The Big Hat has been insanely popular in space lately! Having knit one myself (as well as the rest of Yarnistas), I can safely say that this is one of the most satisfying projects I’ve knit in a long time. This hat highlights the colors of Freia Ombré Super Bulky perfectly and you have just enough yarn for the matching pompom as well. I think the longest it took any of us to make, including the pompom, was 3 hours!
The McDuffy Hat by Sierra Morningstar uses a lovely lattice stitch with just one skein of the new Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. The stitch pattern has a surprising amount of stretch due to the elongated stitches, making it perfect for those people whose head size you don’t exactly know.
Ekaterina Blanchard’s Chouette Hat showcases an adorable cabled owl that looks darling on children and adults alike. The toddler size is perfect for just one skein of Pepperberry Bulky, and the remaining sizes require just two skeins. And don’t forget to choose coordinating buttons for the owl’s eyes!
VÆRN by Olga Buraya-Kefelian is part of the new Woolfolk Hygge Collection available in print here in space. This textured infinity loop cowl calls for two skeins of the luxurious Woolfolk Hygge, the newest addition to the Woolfolk line, and looks great from both sides.
The Chunky Ribbed Twisted Cowl by Little Monkeys Crochet is a great crocheted cowl that would be perfect out of Spud and Chloe Outer or The Fiberists Audubon Bulky. To add intriguing interest, a simple twist is added to create stylish mobius that looks great on everyone!
The Vite Cowl by Kristi Johnson is perfect for one of the many heathered colorways of Marisol Yarn Ushya. The simple lace leaf pattern can be repeated many times for a scarf or just a few for a beautiful cowl.
The slipped-stitch butterflies of the Rasta Velvet Cowl would look enchantingly sweet in a skein of Freia Ombré Super Bulky. Better yet, the same size fits adults as a cowl and children as a capelet, making this the perfect gift for those of any age.
Do you have a favorite thick and quick pattern perfect for last-minute crafting and gifting? Let us know!