How big are the Loopy Mango super chunky wool skeins?
They’re big! The 1.134kg/40oz skein (also called Big Loop yarn) is approximately 25cm in diameter and 40cm long: unravelled it’s approx 115 metres long (125 yards) and you can make a 70 x 100cm throw from just one.
What do I need to know about knitting with chunky wool?
Our number one tip is keeping your tension loose - it's a lot looser than standard knitting, which allows the wool to relax and for the beauty of the chunky knit to be seen. Find your zen, take a deep breath and relax your arms; focus on gently wrapping your yarn to get that lovely loose stitch - it's great for calming the mind!
For super chunky wool we recommend 10 stitches per 38cm, that's about 4 stitches per 10cm. Of course you can knit tighter than that if you want (and for the Helsinki Hat/beanies we suggest you do) but know that you will use up a lot more wool when you do so your finished piece will be smaller than our pattern states.
When you need to frog some stitches (unravel them, because yes, we all will make mistakes!) be gentle with the wool - push it through the loops, rather than pulling so you don't stretch it.
We hold selected colours in stock and the availability of those colours can change over time. 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.
What are the care instructions for Big Loop Yarn?
For garments such as jackets and scarves we recommend to always store them folded instead of hanging them to prevent stretching.
For cleaning we recommend dry cleaning. You can wash it but you have to be very careful. Exposure to heat and agitation will cause wool fibers to felt. So if you choose to wash your garment we recommend using cold water only, no agitation. You might still lose some softness from washing even in cold water. If you want to try hand washing we recommend making a small swatch and washing it and see if you like the result before you wash the entire garment.
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Shipping to New Zealand:
We generally ship to New Zealand using Australia Post: approximate charges are listed below (and note that these will change from time to time):
Shipping to other International Destinations:
Australia can be expensive to ship internationally from so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of what you would like to order and we will let you know the cost.
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