Super Chunky Merino Wool 4-5 cm 25 micron
Our ‘Super Chunky Merino Wool Yarn’ is made of 100% pure fleece of the Merino sheep. The Merino sheep is known for growing the softest and finest wool of any sheep. It’s perfect for luxurious and cosy knitwear projects used close to the skin, bringing incredible softness and fantastic insulating qualities that help regulate body temperature, transport sweat and odours away.
Why is it called super chunky?
Super thick, super soft and super stylish! Super chunky yarn is the thickest and heaviest weight of our chunky knit yarns and is typically used with 10mm - 25mm needles. You don’t even need needles, discover the easiest way to knit, with your hands. It’s also great with so many of your hand knitting and crochet designs and gives you a taste of ‘extreme knitting’.
When do you use this type of wool/yarn for knitting projects?
If you’re looking to create unique personal touches around your home, spend quality time with your family or lift your own wellbeing with calming moments of knitting meditation, super chunky yarn is perfect. Great for completing your projects super-fast. Develop fantastic cosy gifts for yourself or friends and family by hand, and discover the joy of all things arm knitting and macrame.
What kind of things can you make using this yarn/ wool?
Super chunky wool will let you create amazingly soft and cosy jumpers, hats, gloves cardigans or even coats.. and for homeware accessories, it’s great for luxurious squishy XXL blankets, rugs, pouffes, cat or dog beds, knit rugs and pillows.
Our ‘Super Chunky Merino Wool Yarn’ is also perfect for your felting projects. Because Merino wool has a soft and very fine texture with a natural crimp it makes ideal wool for felting. Easily weave the yarn through your shape cutter designs to make amazing felt slippers, felt table decorations, felt Christmas decorations and much more.
Is Merino wool soft?
Our premium Merino wool has fibres that are finer and much more flexible than regular wool, giving its yarn an incredible softness. Its fluffy light touch texture is perfect for items that are used close to the skin as it doesn’t scratch or cause irritation. With fantastic insulating qualities and each fibre helps regulate body temperature making it easier to care for with a longer life and can even be machine washable.
Is the super chunky yarn 100% Merino wool? What about the quality?
Our Merino wool is of exceptionally high quality, it is 100% pure Merino wool and processed to the highest standards. The modern-day spinning technology and fibre treatments make an outstanding fabric, far superior to aran, cotton or synthetic materials.
What is the size of super chunky Merino wool?
Super chunky Merino wool is our thickest size wool available. The yarn material thickness is approx. 4-5cm when unwound from the ball. 4.5 kg will equal around 200 meters of yarn with 25-micron high-quality Merino wool, made from the fleece of the Merino sheep.
What are the sizes of super chunky Merino wool that are available at MeriWoolArt?
If you’re ready to start your arm knitting adventure, look no further. We have a super soft 25 micron with a 4-5cm thickness. Skein weight is 4.5KG, giving you approximately 200 meters of yarn and a spool of 40x30x30cm.
How much super chunky merino wool yarn do you need to make a giant blanket?
A 4.5 kg ball/skein of super chunky yarn is enough to make a 140x180 cm blanket that can be 17 stitches wide 30 stitches long. For consistent stitches, use the palm of your hand to measure their width. You can either have tight or loose-knit patterns, but we recommend going with looser as this keeps your items more elastic and fluffy looking.
What’s the best yarn for a chunky blanket?
Merino wool yarn is without doubt the best type of yarn for your chunky stitch blankets. The supreme softness and delicate texture make for the ideal cosy and comfortable blankets.
What is the best chunky yarn?
Super chunky yarn is considered one of the best yarn weights because it offers a soft 25-micron texture and 4-5cm thickness. Perfect for luxurious and cosy knitwear projects used close to the skin.
How do you felt super chunky merino wool?
Once you’ve gathered together your supplies (yarn, felting needles, shape cutters, pad and finger protectors) you first need to thin out your wool and position it in the desired shape cutter. Second, use your felting needle to thread through in and out all over the fibre, being careful to do the edges too. Then turn it over and repeat the process on the other side. Finally, continue until the wool is shaped into one tough piece of fabric.
How many skeins of yarn do I need for a super chunky blanket?
A 4.5 kg ball/skein of Super chunky yarn is enough to make a 140x180 cm blanket that can be 17 stitches wide 30 stitches long. For consistent stitches, use the palm of your hand to measure their width. You can either have tight or loose-knit patterns, but we recommend going with looser as this keeps your items more elastic and fluffy looking.
What size needles for super chunky wool?
For easy and comfortable knitting, we recommend giant needles 1.5 inches/40mm in diameter and 9.5 inches / 24cm in length. They should include a plastic tube that will help the yarn from sliding about. Normally, the tube length is 40 inches / 100cm. Most needles are polished smooth making them a joy to knit your chunky projects with.
How do you stop super chunky yarn from shedding?
Merino wool is a delicate fibre and just like with normal wool some shedding is to be expected and not due to any defect. Once you’ve finished your project you should wash it to help eliminate shedding and with proper aftercare, you can keep your items lasting longer. Read more about our aftercare instructions here.
What is the thickest yarn you can buy?
The thickest yarn in our current selection is the super chunky yarn 4-5cm, 25 microns. It’s perfect for all your XXL knitting and crocheting. It’s one of the chunkiest yarns available and really user-friendly, great for hand knitting/knitting with your hands.
What is the softest super chunky yarn?
With an ultra-fine and delicate texture, Merino wool yarn is by far the softest type of wool yarn. Perfect for items that come in contact with the skin and are simply a pleasure to touch. Our chunky yarn is only 25 microns and compared to human hair (90 microns!) it’s plush and squeezable fibres it’s also durable and can return to shape if stretched.
Is bulky and chunky yarn the same?
Both ‘Chunky’ and ‘Bulky’ refer to the yarn weight (thickness). Most of the time it’s a difference in terminology. Yarn size 5+ is most often referred to as “Chunky” in the UK and “Bulky” in the U.S.