I’ve been having a lot of fun with super bulky yarn lately. I wanted to find a way to knit a huge scarf without spending $100 on yarn. So I bought myself a pair of size 50 (25mm) knitting needles and got to work! I realized that if I held 2 strands of super-bulky yarn together, I could achieve the same effect as those beautiful Loopy Mango chunky knits.
I would love to get me some Loopy Mango yarn, don’t get me wrong. But after the holidays I decided that it wasn’t the right time to splurge. So for my first project, I used 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick N Quick held together. It was a great substitute, though I have a feeling I’ll be trying out some more luxurious yarns on these huge needles soon.
You can order the needles on Amazon, and have them at your door in 2 days, which gives you enough time to finish whatever’s currently on your needles, and start this amazingly huge scarf! The cost of yarn for me was only about $16. A pretty good deal I think! You can grab your yarn on Amazon too, and some colors are really cheap ($3.99 for some colorways that qualify as an “add on” item). So are you ready to begin? Cause I’m already knitting this baby in gray!
You can head over to Ravelry to download the pattern, or follow along here!
What you Need:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick 212 yards (2 skeins)
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and sewing seams
This pattern is made by using 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together.
4 sts. & 4.5 rows = 4” in stockinette st.
Co: Cast on
K – Knit
P – Purl
Bo: Bind off
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 16 stitches. Knit the stitches that are cast on together as 1 stitch, holding the 2 strands together throughout the pattern.
Row 1: Knit all sts.
Row 2: Purl all sts.
When your scarf reaches 52 inches long, Bo. Using yarn needle, fold scarf in half and sew seam together.
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