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Craft Up A Trend: Chunky Knits

These days, chunky knits are all the rage. We know you have seen them everywhere from the runway to pinterest and have been dreaming about owning some chunky, luxury of your own. Well friends, the time is now! From home to accessories, handmade bulky knits are within your reach.

Examples of fantastic Chunky Knit items
Left: Flax and Twine // Basket Weave Blanket   Upper: Sleepy Magic  // Super Chunky Hat 
Lower: OHHIO  // Chunky Knit Pet Bed  Right: Wool and the Gang  //  Foxy Roxy Scarf


The great thing about many of the companies making beautifully finished chunky knit items is that they are also empowering makers to create their own! Wool and the Gang is one such company! In addition to their finished garments and accessories, they sell kits, patterns and yarns. This Wonderwoll Sweater is not only a free pattern from Wool and the Gang, they have also released a step by step video tutorial that walks you through the sweater from start to finish! This jumper is great in neutral colors or a bold pop too! Check our our whole rainbow of options here! 5 balls gets you this beautiful sweater.

Wool and the Gang Wonderwall Sweater

Another awesome bulky maker is Anne from Flax and Twine. Not only does she sell her amazing makes, like the beautiful basket weave blanket pictured above, she also shares her knowledge of chunky knits with the world. She has written an instructive book with images as beautiful as the knits themselves called Knitting Without Needles. Plus we are lucky enough to have her amazing talent right here at Fancy Tiger. She teaches a class on her Arm Knit Cowl in store! Grab 4 skeins of Madelinetosh ASAP and sign up for the class now!

Arm Knit Cowl by Flax and Twine with Madelinetosh ASAP

Loopy Mango is synonymous with chunky knitting. You can't talk bulky knits without bringing up Loopy Mango! Their free Helsinki Hat pattern is nothing short of perfection. Just grab a ball of Big Loop Mini and a pair of size 36 knitting needles and you will be on your way beefy knit goodness in no time!

Loopy Mango Helsinki Hat

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