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Our Loopy Mango ‘Big Loop’ chunky wool is unique in the world of chunky yarn - it’s the largest available spun chunky wool at around 1cm thick: our spun wool feels just like a giant version of standard wool - it’s softer and lighter than a felted chunky yarn and holds together better than roving (combed, but unspun wool).
So why is does a ball of wool cost so much? Keep in mind this isn’t your usual ball of wool - it weighs over 1kg and is as big as a large baby (check out the Indigo Blues picture on this page). And, one ball is enough to create a chunky throw that is 70cm x 100cm. There are some suggested quantities for different sized throws below, but if you want to make it easy check out our Nantucket Throw DIY Kits: wool, needles and instructions in one kit.
For ideas and tips check out the online tutorials here (the best tip for chunky knitting is to keep your tension super loose: good advice for life in general) - and have fun!
Recommended knitting needles:
Your best results will come with using a circular chunky knitting needle (no losing stitches off the back) and we have some beautiful Loopy Mango knitting needles to choose from - Size 36 (2cm diametre) is great for Scarves & Beanies, Size 50 (2.5cm) are recommended for throws and for extra super-sized knitting we have the giant Size 100's (3.5cm): all can be found here .
We also have two giant sized crochet hooks: Size U (2.5cm) and Size Y (3.5cm) available here
How many skeins (balls) do you need:
One ball is approximately 1.134kg/40oz and 115 metres (125 yards) long. One ball is enough to make a 70 x 100cm throw. To make a bigger throw you will need more skeins:
We also have smaller balls of wool suitable for a scarf or beanie, have a look at them here.
Please note - due to hand made nature of this product variations in colour and thickness are possible. We recommend always purchasing enough yarn in your order to complete a project.
Colours Available: If there is a colour you want from the colour chart that we don’t have in stock it can normally be ordered in for you in about 2 weeks, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will confirm availability and timing.
Shipping: FREE Standard 2-7 Day Australia Post shipping on orders over $150 / $5 shipping on orders over $40 / $10 shipping for orders under $40. You will have more options (like express) at checkout.
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