Bulky weight yarn is a true heavyweight yarn perfect for knitting up quick and cozy gifts, blankets, and sweaters alike. Bulky weight yarn has many names and is also known as double knit (UK), size 6 yarn, craft yarn, and rug yarn. Accessory knitting and bulky yarns are the perfect pair! You can finish a stack of hats or cowls in a weekend of knitting with a bulky weight yarn. We love a bright, bulky hat with a full, round pom-pom for crisp winter days!
Bulky yarns can be constructed in many ways, although there are a few more common found ply constructions. Keeping the ply structures simple allows for a more round, lofty, and soft yarn.
Bulky weight yarns are great for beginner knitters, as it’s easy to see your stitches very clearly on the needles.