# You asked: How do you reduce thickness in yarn?

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## What number is bulky weight yarn?

Yarn Weight (Thickness)

Yarn Weight US Needle Size Knitting Stitches Per Inch, in Stockinette Stitch
Light worsted or DK (double-knitting) 5–7 5–5 1/2
Medium- or worsted-weight, afghan, Aran 7–9 4–5
Bulky or chunky 10–11 3–3 1/2
Super bulky 13–15 2–2 1/2

## Can I use super bulky instead of bulky yarn?

Yes. If you substitute bulky in place of super bulky, your gauge would be affected because your yarn is thinner. Your beanie would be smaller over the same number of stitches/rows. … If your bulky yarn is, say 3 sts/inch then you need (3 sts/inch)*(22 inch)=66 sts for the same size (diameter).

## What is a bulky weight yarn?

5—Bulky (Chunky, Craft, Rug) Bulky yarn is about twice as thick as worsted weight. It usually works up quickly when using large needles/hooks, and it’s great to use when making sweaters, scarves, rugs, and throws. 6—Super Bulky (Roving) Super bulky yarn is a thick yarn that works up quickly.

## How do you make Super bulky yarn?

*2 strands of a lighter worsted yarn (e.g. Wool-Ease or Fishermen’s Wool) held together may approximate the thickness of a chunky yarn, while 2 strands of a heavier worsted weight yarn (e.g. Vanna’s Choice) held together may approximate the thickness of a super bulky yarn.

## How do I know what size yarn I have?

Count the wraps within the inch, and compare against these measurements below:

1. Lace or 2 ply: 35 or more.
2. Light fingering, sock, or 2 ply: 22 – 34.
3. Fingering or 4 ply: 19 – 22.
4. Sport: 15 – 18.
5. DK: 12 – 17.
6. Worsted or Aran: 9 – 11.
7. Bulky or Chunky: 8 – 10.
8. Super Bulky or Super Chunky: Anything that has 7 or less wraps per inch.

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## Is bulky and chunky yarn the same?

Bulky (US) is known as chunky (UK) and 12ply (AU/NZ). Icelandic Lopi is a bulky yarn. Bulky and chunky yarns can vary a lot in thickness. Frequently, yarn companies will lump all yarns thicker than aran or worsted into this one category.

## What can I do with super bulky yarn?

But here are the top ten things I recommend you try to do with super bulky or jumbo weight yarn:

1. 1. ( and 2.) …
2. Make Extra Cozy Blankets. …
3. Don’t Forget The Pillows. …
4. Floor Poufs With Thick Yarn. …
5. Quick and Comfy Cowls. …
7. Your New Favorite Poncho. …
8. Granny Square Sweater.

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## What size needles for Super bulky yarn?

Super bulky yarn (weight classification 6) is worked on needles larger than 11US (8 mm) and gives an average gauge of 6 to 11 stitches per 4 inches. Jumbo yarn can be worked on needles size 17 US (11 mm) and up or with your arms. The gauge is 6 or fewer stitches per 4 inches.

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## What can I knit with bulky yarn?

From glamorous infinity scarves to warm and cozy afghans, these super bulky knits make the perfect gift for anyone, young and old—yourself included.

1. Basketweave Chunky Knit Blanket Pattern. …
2. Keyhole Scarf. …
3. Maria’s Favorite Shawl. …
4. Country Cottage Blanket. …
5. Cute and Cozy Baby Hat. …
6. Seed Stitch Knit Beret. …
7. Cozy Coffee Shop Cowl.

## What ply is bulky weight yarn?

Bulky (US) is known as chunky (UK) and 12 ply weight (AU/NZ).

## What is size 5 bulky weight yarn?

Compare yarn weights with our Knitting Wool Conversion Chart!

Standard Yarn Weight System USA Suggested Needle Size
3 or Light DK/Light Worsted 3.75 mm to 4.5 mm
4 or Medium Worsted 4.5 mm to 5.5 mm
5 or Bulky Bulky 5.5 mm to 8 mm
6 or Super Bulky Super Bulky 8 mm upwards

## What is the softest bulky yarn?

The Best Soft Yarn for Crochet Blankets

• Bernat Blanket Yarn.
• Red Heart Soft Yarn.
• Lion Brand Color Made Easy Yarn.
• Lion Brand Feels Like Butta.
• Caron Simply Soft Yarn.

## Should I wind my yarn into a ball?

The most important thing is don’t knit from it as it is! Even if it is only 10m of yarn, I promise you it will get ridiculously tangled up! You simply need to wind the skein into a ball yourself either using a swift and winder, or by hand. Winding into a ball is an extra process in the manufacture of yarns.

## Can I use chunky wool instead of double knit?

You can double strand DK yarn and it should knit up to a chunky/bulky gauge. Though by the gauge, that chunky yarn sounds more like a worsted weight, aran weight at best.

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