6 Jumbo Yarns For All Your Chunky Knit Projects (All Tested)

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Are you wondering which brand of jumbo yarns is best for your next chunky knit project? I got you covered! Here are some of the different jumbo yarn brands that I have compared and tested with multiple projects. Take a look at the results!

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So, this blog post came into existence because I was tired of ordering jumbo yarns online and finding out that they were indeed not (what I would consider) jumbo at all.

When I think jumbo, I think JUMBO! Big knitting, heavily visible stitches and you need BIG needles or a giant crochet hook.

So I decided to test different jumbo yarns from a few different suppliers to compare so I would know what to order for my fall and winter projects.

I’ve been working on projects with each one, testing to see how they feel, if they shed or pill, and if they are even enjoyable to knit. I also want to see what the yarn looks like in a finished product.

These are the six I’ve tried so far that I would use for future projects. I’ve already reordered several of them!

Note: All yarns were labeled size 7 or jumbo, with the exception of Lion Brand Thick and Quick which is a size 6 (bulky).

Woven basket full of jumbo yarn and knitting needles.

6 Jumbo Yarns For All Your Chunky Knit Projects (All Tested)

So, I get it. I know a few people would say to go into a yarn store.

Well, not all of us live in a city, and some of us (raises hands) live a four hour round trip from a local yarn store.

I don’t have much choice and I usually have to place an order online.

Ordering yarn blindly is hit or miss, so I ordered all the yarns marked jumbo that I could find to test and ended up with these 6 (okay, 7) that I thought would be decent for chunky knitting.

Here are the types of jumbo yarns I decided to try out:

  1. Red Heart Grande Yarn (in Oatmeal)
  2. Bernat Maker Big Yarn (in Smoke)
  3. Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn (in Linen)
  4. Red Heart Irresistible Yarn (in Aran)
  5. Lion Brand Yarn Wow (in Non-Dairy Creamer)
  6. Premier Yarns Couture Jazz
  7. Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (in taupe)
Nine different kinds of jumbo yarn.

 

Not All Jumbo Yarns Are The Same

I used a Canadian yarn supplier called Yarn Canada ( super quick shipping if you are in Canada, highly recommend them) and ordered every single yarn on the site marked jumbo. The only exception was a $70 ball of chunky wool that I drooled over but passed on for this post.

But, when I opened the box with my set of jumbo yarns, I was a tiny bit disappointed.

I think what I consider jumbo yarn isn’t necessarily jumbo yarn. But, a few manufacturers and I were on the same page. You will see what I mean in the comparisons.

Red Heart Grande Yarn (Oatmeal)

16mm (Size Q) Crochet Hook | 15mm (size 19 US) knitting needles | 78% acrylic 22% wool

I ordered this RED HEART Grande Yarn in oatmeal- glorious colour!

It’s a taupe greige and looks gorgeous paired with cream. I only add this colour comment because it was one of the favorite colours that I ordered in this lot.

But, pretty color or not, this is not what I would consider a jumbo yarn.

I would say it’s a bulky yarn for sure, but it doesn’t compare to say, Bernat Irresistible or Lion Brand Wow in thickness. If you doubled up this yarn, you would get about the same gauge as jumbo yarns on this list.

It’s about the same thickness as Bernat Mega Bulky, but not nearly as heavy. The Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn is a thick yarn.

If you’re trying to decide between the two, I suggest the Red Heart Grande for lighter projects.

But, it is a lovely yarn. It has a subtle sheen, minimal shedding, and I’ve experienced no pilling with the projects I’ve made. It is, however, a tiny bit scratchy on the skin and not as soft as other yarns on this list.

I will say Grande is very pleasant to knit with.

Projects still knit up quickly given the thickness of the yarn but you’re not knitting a blanket in an hour. But, for projects that you want to have a thick chunky look, but not SUPER chunky, this might work. I also think that this is the yarn to use for scarves and cowls as the yarn doesn’t shed (much) or pill.

Red heart jumbo yarn colored oatmeal.

Knitting Project With Red Heart Grande Yarn

I knitted up these knit baskets in about an hour using Red Heart Grande Yarn (in Oatmeal) and finished off the top with 3mm cotton cording crocheted all around.

I loved how they turned out!

I ordered three more skeins of this yarn to knock out more baskets for a bookcase in my new office. This project is super easy. If you can do a knit stitch and single crochet, you’re halfway there already.

Click here for the knitted DIY basket tutorial!

DIY knitted basket.

Bernat Maker Big Yarn (Smoke)

16mm (Size Q) crochet hook | 12.75mm (size 17 US) knitting needles | 50% cotton / 50% nylon

This yarn is a T-Shirt kind of yarn. It doesn’t have the same texture or feel as yarn or wool, but I snagged a skein anyway because I wanted to test it and see how it measured up against the rest of the jumbo yarns on this list.

This T-shirt yarn is great for projects like rugs, totes, baskets, etc. It has no shedding at all, no piling ever, and gives a unique smoothness to anything you knit or crochet.

It doesn’t look like it will knit up the same as Bernat Mega Bulky, but it does.

You can see that it does knit up big. I knitted it up on the recommended needle size of US17, but it knitted tight. If knitting on the size 19 knitting needles, Maker Big Yarn would be the same gauge.

The pros and cons are very different on this yarn vs. others. It has no real sheen, like yarn or wool does, but it’s an entirely different product.  I wanted to show it as a comparison for folks who were curious about how it stood up against other jumbo yarns.

Bernat maker big yarn colored smoke.

Bernat Maker Big: Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Washable
  • No shedding at all
  • No pilling at all

Cons

  • Still not a jumbo yarn, but it does knit up chunky
  • Knits tight on recommended US size 17 needles
  • No sheen

Bernat Mega Bulky, Bernat Maker Big, and Lion Brand Thick and Quick jumbo yarns.
From left to right, Bernat Mega Bulky, Bernat Maker Big, and Lion Brand Thick and Quick.

Crochet Project With Bernat Maker Big

This was the perfect material to make a few padded covers for my camera lenses. Since the yarn is lint-free it doesn’t leave behind dust that could potentially dust up your lens face.

Bernat Maker Big is also super soft and squishy and when crocheted up nice and tight makes a camera lens cover that has a bit of shock absorbancy.

Click here for the crochet lens cover tutorial!

Camera lenses nesting in crocheted lens covers.

Bernat Maker Mega Bulky Yarn

19mm (Size Q) crochet Hook | 19mm (size 35 US) knitting needles | 100% acrylic

Initially, when I opened the box, I did not like the colour of this yarn, but it eventually grew on me.

The yarn is super shiny. It’s like molten gold and silver mixed. The colour is called linen, but it in no way resembles the colour of linen. 

This yarn is the product with the most sheen of all the yarns I tested, it almost metallic. I cannot say for sure that other colours have this effect, but the linen did.

This yarn is also considered a jumbo yarn but is not as thick as some of the yarns on this list. In actual diameter, it is very similar to Red Heart Grande Yarn, but the Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn (in Linen) is much much denser.

It’s also a very heavy yarn! It would sure make a toasty cowl or scarf, or slippers!

It is also the softest yarn ever. I loved it for how soft it was and it felt like I was knitting kittens it was so soft.

It has a tiny teeny bit of shedding, but no pilling.

But, did I mention how soft it was? (Well, it was!!)

Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn.

Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn: Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Beautiful sheen!
  • Softest yarn ever!
  • Knits quick
  • Very little shedding
  • No pilling (yet)
  • Washable
  • Dense, heavy yarn

Cons

  • Not jumbo

Red Heart Irresistible Yarn (In Aran)

19mm (Size Q) Crochet Hook | 25 mm (size 50 US) knitting needles | 90% acrylic, 10% wool

Oh, I love this yarn! It reminds me of true wool roving (not entirely wound together). It was the thickest of all the jumbo yarns I ordered, and it looked the most like wool. Not as thick as true roving, but still nice and chunky.

I knitted it up on size 50 knitting needles to test it, and oh boy, did I love the look of this yarn. I ordered the colour Aran thinking it was creme, but it was more of a blush pink.

Yarn photo colours never match the colour on the screen. Even though I ended up with a pink blush yarn, I fell in love. This Red Heart Irresistible Yarn looks like cotton candy and is super soft! It also knits up super fast (it’s thick!!!) and makes quick work of any project.

It also has a gorgeous sheen.

But…it does shed. It sheds a lot.

Oh, it sheds so much! It sheds more than my two Labradors.

Let’s just say that it’s sheddy. (I like to make up words)

Using this yarn for projects that don’t require a lot of hands-on use (like a wreath) is a good idea. I don’t think this yarn would be a good fit for scarves, or blankets because the shedding is unreal but I still love it for other projects.

This yarn is a load of fun to knit or crochet.

Red Heart Irresistible Yarn (In Aran).

Red Heart Irresistible Yarn: Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Looks like roving
  • Truly is a jumbo yarn
  • Beautiful sheen!
  • Knits quick
  • Very fluffy and soft

Cons

  • Handwash only due to the wool content
  • Sheds like crazy
  • Pills
  • More expensive vs. the other yarns on this list

Knitted Wreath Project With Red Heart Irresistible Yarn

This wreath was finger crochet and put together in less than 30 minutes. The process is straightforward, and Red Heart Irresistible yarn was the perfect jumbo yarn for this project. I love the big loops and braided look of this wreath.

Click here for the knitted wreath tutorial!

A knitted wreath resting on a rustic ladder.

Lion Brand Wow Yarn (In Non-Dairy Cream)

19mm (Size Q) Crochet Hook | 19mm (size 35 US) knitting needles | 70% acrylic / 30% wool

This yarn is also what I would consider a jumbo yarn. It’s nice and thick, looks like wool but is a bit more tightly woven vs. a yarn like Red Heart Irresistible Yarn.

It’s still a loose fluffy yarn and of course, all the fuzzy means it sheds. It sheds a lot! It does not shed as much as Bernat Irresistible yarn does, but it’s a close second.

This yarn also has a subtle sheen, looks a bit like wool, and knits up quick! It is a bit on the pricier side, but at the end of the day, the only two expensive jumbo yarns on this list are the two that I feel can be considered jumbo (Lion Brand Yarn Wow and Red Heart Irresistible Yarn)

I ordered the colour non-dairy cream, and it was a beautiful creamy milk-white.

This yarn is the yarn I would use to knit my next chunky knit blanket. It’s going to shed, and it’s going pill, but at least it’s going to give me a look I want.

That’s the bonus about testing all these yarns; now I have a better idea of what jumbo yarns will work for my projects without having to guess or do a lot of online research.

Lion Brand Wow Yarn (In Non-Dairy Cream).

Feb 2019 Update: An Alternative Yarn- Loops and Threads Spirit Yarn

I wanted to add a note here. I am having a hard time finding this yarn, especially in this color.

BUT, I recently found Loops and Treads Spirit yarn and it is almost exactly the same with the thickness and density. It also sheds the same, unfortunately.

If you are looking for a much less expensive version of Lion Brand Wow, I would check it out. Michaels recently had this yarn on sale for $20 a skein, but each skein is a double the yardage you will find in a single skin of Lion Brand Wow.

Cream colored jumbo yarn wrapped around knitting needles.

Lion Brand Wow Yarn: Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Looks like roving
  • Truly is a jumbo yarn
  • Beautiful sheen!
  • Knits quick
Cons
  • Handwash only due to the wool content
  • Sheds like crazy
  • Pills a bit (and long-term will probably pill a lot)
  • More expensive vs. the other yarns on this list

Knitted Pillow Project With Lion Brand WOW

A simple jumbo knitted pillow cover you can make in under an hour. Super easy, perfect for a beginner knitter with no complicated stitches!

Click here for the knitted pillow cover!

Knitted pillow cover.

Premier Yarns Couture Jazz

5.5 mm US I crochet hook | 4.5 mm (size 7 US) knitting needles | 81% acrylic / 19% wool

Ah, Couture Jazz, the favorite of arm knitters far and wide. This yarn is the yarn much touted for its ability to transform into chunky knit blankets in under an hour magically.

I have a post on my thoughts on arm knitting and how I failed at my attempt. It was my first time using Couture Jazz, and I ordered it without ever seeing it. It’s not a jumbo yarn as you can see by the recommended needle sizes above.

Because it is a very wide yarn, it does an excellent job of faking the chunky look. You can use size 50 knitting needles and get away with it. It’s an interesting yarn.

It gives the appearance of a chunky knit because the yarn is flat and wide. I likened it to a linguine noodle when I first reviewed it.

It is a beautiful yarn. It’s whispy and soft, and the unique shape adds a different creative look to your knit goods. It’s also washable!

There is not a lot of shedding during the knitting process.

There are a few downsides. This yarn will lay flat if knitted wide open, like with arm knitting. My chunky knit blanket also pilled terribly after a few weeks, and those pills keep getting worse.

I spent $160 CDN on my chunky knit blanket, and I was never really satisfied with it. It looked beautiful on the bed,  but never had that truly chunky look that I wanted, and watching it shed and pill like crazy only made me annoyed every single time I looked at it.

BAH!

Premier Yarns Couture Jazz.

Premier Yarns Couture Jazz Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • A whispy yarn that is soft and beautiful
  • Washable
  • Fun to knit
  • Creates a unique look to knit or crochet goods due to the flat noodle-like shape

Cons

  • Will pill a lot
  • Watch the size of your needles, or your arms, this can fake the look of a chunky blanket but go too large with your stitches, and you will end up with a very holey net.

Premier Yarns Couture Jazz Jumbo Yarn.

Chunky Knit Project With Couture Jazz

This is the chunky knit blanket that I made on giant handmade knitting needles. It did make a pretty blanket in the end and I did enjoy working with the yarn.

For the chunky knit blanket tutorial, click here!

Chunky knit blanket draped over a bed.

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (In Taupe)

(DOUBLED) 19mm (Size Q) Crochet Hook | 19mm (size 35 US) knitting needles| 80% acrylic / 20% wool

So, here is a cheap alternative that I think yields some impressive results.

I’ve used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in a few projects in the past, and I find if you double the yarn, you get the same effect as with the jumbo yarns.

You can buy two skeins of yarn for the same price as one skein of Lion Brand WOW. The yarns, of course, are very different in feel and look, but to get that jumbo yarn look on a dime, this yarn might be a good fit for a project.

This yarn looks acyclic, bears no resemblance what so ever to wool, and is not soft. It does have 20% wool, but I don’t see it.

I’ve read reviews that this is a soft yarn. Lies!! This yarn is not a soft yarn.

But, this yarn does have its benefits. It knits up quick doubled,  barely sheds, and never pills. It also washes like a dream. No issues with pilling after washing either. Here is a scarf I knitted up over five years ago that we wash over and over again.

This yarn is tough.

A yarn choice to consider if you want to jumbo knit, but you don’t want to spend a small fortune.

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (In Taupe).

Lion Brand Thick and Quick: Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Washable
  • Holds up very well
  • No pilling
  • No shedding

Cons

  • Scratchy wool, not very soft
  • Does not have a sheen
Knitted scarf with dark gray jumbo yarn.

Was There A Favorite?

Well, I set out to find a few jumbo yarns for my fall projects, and I found several that I like. Both the Red Heart Irresistible Yarn (despite the shedding) and the Lion Brand Yarn Wow were clear winners in the jumbo yarn department. I would use them both and would probably decide based on price. I liked both of them equally well.

But, the clear winner in all this testing was the Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn.

It was my least favorite colour of all jumbo yarns, but the yarn was so nice to work with, so soft and knitted up beautifully that I want to do a larger project with it.

It’s still not nearly as thick or jumbo as the Red Heart Irresistible Yarn or the Lion Brand Yarn Wow, so I probably won’t knit up a chunky blanket with it, but for anything that requires a bulky yarn, this one would be my go-to for sure.

If you have any yarns that you want me to test, drop a note in the comments.

Are there jumbo yarns that you’ve tested and loved, or tested and detested? Let me know!

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22 Comments

  1. My granddaughter made a beautiful scarf/shawl (it’s big) with Bernat Mega Bulky yarn in two gorgeous shades of turquoise and gray. She added large tassels across either end – they shed like CRAZY!!. I’ve washed the scarf gently and dried on very low, then air, for literally hours. Shedding has lessened, but continues at the tassels. Is there anything more I can do to reduce the shedding of this lovely gift that I want wear :{. I appreciate any advice.

    1. Shedding at the tassels is a hard one. Those frayed and open ends really promote shedding. I wish I had an idea Diane, but I can’t think of what you can do. Personally I would try to seal the ends of each with “something”. I did a bit of research and I saw ideas for using glue, wax, clear nail polish, hot water. Since I haven’t tried any of these methods I can’t recommend any of them, but it’s a place to start. Maybe test it with a single strand and see if you like the results and if you do complete the rest of the strands in each tassel.

  2. Thank you for all the work you did! It is much appreciated!
    **fyi_. I’ve found that Wool Ease Thick and Quick has extreme pilling that occurs within a couple of years of occasional use.. Many of the afghans I’ve made over the years are ready to be thrown away because they look so bad. It’s a shame because I think it knits up nicely… just doesn’t stand the test of time.

    1. Hi Teresa, that’s disappointing to hear about Thick and Quick, I know I have a scarf that hasn’t pilled, but a blanket would be very different and with more use, yeah, I can see pilling happening. Ugh, it’s so frustrating. Thank you so much for your comment I am sure many readers will find it super helpful as they choose the yarn that will best work for them. Throwing away a project is never fun – these larger projects like blankets are expensive to make. Who wants to spend all that time and effort into something you’re going to toss out in a few months due to wear. I feel like manufacturers should add pilling as a measurement on their skeins. I am sure that will never happen, but we all wanna know before we drop our cash.

  3. Hi Laura – have you tried either of Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool (Peruvian wool), woolandthegang.com or Laura Aston Designs Jumbo Yarn (merino wool), at Etsy.com? I was looking for a jumbo or extra chunky wool yarn, looking online as I live in a relatively small town with a limited yarn selection. I ended up ordering from Wool and the Gang and have started a blanket in double seed stitch. It’s knitting up quickly and so far doesn’t shed. I don’t know about pilling yet. The only real annoyance is splitting. And it was pretty pricey ordering from Canada with the US exchange and shipping. I found the other company on Etsy, but there weren’t any very helpful reviews. Thank you for the reviews on your website, they were very helpful.

    1. Hi Joanne, I have tried Crazy Sexy Wool, and it is very similar to We Are Knitter’s product The Wool. I lean toward We Are Knitters because I am in Canada too and every single time I order from them, my product arrives in a few short days. I’m also in a very small community, in the middle of nowhere and I have to do a 3-hour trip to even get to the city, so I feel your pain. Ordering blind is always hit or miss. My other problem with Wool and the Gang is their prices like you said, the exchange rate is killer. We Are Knitters often have BIG 30% off sales, it’s worth it to sign up for their newsletter so you know when the sales are happening.

      Another option is a brand called Sugar Bush (it’s the Chill wool), it’s almost identical to The Wool, and Crazy Sexy Wool, but it has a really nice sheen. Yarn Canada sells it, and I have seen it on sale for 30% a few times this year. The nice thing about ordering from Yarn Canada is super fast shipping (I swear they teleport my wool) and no exchange rate, its also free shipping over $50.

      I can say the pilling on The Wool, and Sugar Bush Chill isn’t terrible, and I only experienced a little bit of splitting.

      I have no experience with Laura Aston Designs, but her wool looks lovely, I may order it just to test it.

  4. Thanks for all the work you did on this. I just ordered the Lion Brand WOW, and glad you like it here. Gotta be careful what you buy, I know.. But, who can afford $150. Plus for 8 lbs of Jumbo yarn? This just may be a fad, with so many of these blankets being made for sale in China.

    But, they are so fun to knit. Instant gratification!
    thanks… Pat D. in NJ

    1. Hi Pat, posts like this are fun for me because I get to buy yarn. lol. But I totally agree, the instant gratification of working with chunky yarn is hard to beat. Have you seen the XXXL wool from We Are Knitters? I recently made a finger knit blanket with their super chunky yarn, and it was fabulous. Not a lot of piling or shedding either with that wool. Cheers!

      1. ‘thanks for replying!

        I haven’t tried that XXXL yarn yet. I will look into it. ALways looking for something different than wool roving which I know will be a big mess and a lot of bucks! I am fizzling out on this obsession already. A very very expensive project for a big blanket. I’ll just go back to my double and tripling yarn!

        Thanks for the post again!
        Pat in NJ

      1. Hi Patricia, it is not cheap wool. In the post I did for my finger knit blanket, I let everyone it’s not cheap. The blanket I made required 5 skeins, and it made a pretty decent sized blanket, they are really big skeins. The year prior I spent 170 making a smaller blanket with arm knitting and that bad boy shedding and pilled like mad and ended up being my dog’s bed and it was made with acyclic yarn. It’s been a few months now with the blanket I made with the XXXL and there is no shedding despite that blanket getting used every day.

  5. Hello. I’ve probably spent 3 hours at my dinky iPad trying to find a nice oatmeal or taupe colored bulky yarn for a throw that I want to make. The pattern calls for size 19 needles but I could make due with 17s. I am having a difficult time finding something for that size needle. The only one I could find was Red Heart Grande (oatmeal), but it’s out of stock on every site I check out. I live in the Travers City MI area and I can’t even do an on-line pick up because everyone is out. I really love a Taupe color, but alas, nowhere can I find something that works with a size 19 needle. Or perhaps I’m missing something? Fatigue setting in, I think. I would appreciate any help you could give me. LOVE your blog, by the way.

    1. Hi Lucille, Red Heart Grande (specifically in oatmeal) is one of my favorite color yarns. You can get away with using size 17 needles no problem. It is a popular yarn, but I did a check this morning and it is in stock on Amazon.com and there are a few sellers who have the skeins in reasonably priced bulk bundles. Bernat Mega bulky uses a suggested size 19 needle, but man their colors are terrible. Great yarn though, perfect for a heavy blanket. They do not have a taupe, unfortunately, but they do have a pretty grey. Most of the super bulky yarns are meant for larger needles, like 25 and the jumbo yarns seem to require smaller needles. You could double up two strands, Softee chunky has a beautiful taupe two strands together should knit up beautifully on size 17 needles. I am guessing here because I don’t have any on hand currently to test, but it’s a nice yarn, soft, barely any shedding. I haven’t knitted a blanket with it so I am not sure about pilling long term, but that yarn could work for you in a pinch. Good luck!

      1. Hello again,

        I do like that oatmeal but I have my heart set on taupe. I’m hesitant to working with two strands only because the throw has lots of baubles and P3tog. Seems like that might get awkward. I guess I could get one skein and give it a shot.

        Thanks so much for your response.

  6. It was nice to read about the differences. I have not made a chunky blanket yet so
    very new at this. What would you recommend for a first project. I am a bit cautious
    of the arm kind, maybe needles would be best. I want to do one for a king size bed.
    Thank you for your advice. Lynne
    lynne@jpelkins.com

    1. Hi Lynne, if you are a beginner knitter I would suggest starting with block projects like dishcloths, and scarves. If you have successfully finished either of those projects, knitting a giant blanket isn’t really that difficult. If you have the basic foundations down like casting on, knitting without dropping stitches, following a pattern and casting off you’re GTG to try a blanket.

      I didn’t like arm knitting with the yarn I used and honestly, I think you would be hard pressed to be able to arm knit a king size blanket. You might be able to arm knit 2 pieces and attach them, or even 4 pieces and attach them, but if your bed is that big you may need to go with needles.

      Your needles will only need to be 1/3 – 1/2 the size of the blanket you want to knit. You can usually cast on 3 times the width of your project onto the needles. You could also try to use 2 sets of circular needles. I considered it when I made my blanket and in hindsight, it might have made it a bit easier to make the blanket. You would use the two sets like a reg set of knitting needles instead of knitting in a round, you will straight knit from one set to the other. I’ve seen some very big circular needle sets so you should be able to find the right thickness for your project. But dowels work too!

      You could also look into finger knitting with chunky yarn. I have not tested it yet myself, but it looks promising for those BIG thick chunky yarns. It might be a viable option for a larger blanket.

      If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment!

      Cheers, Laura.

  7. Thank you for your lovely review. I have been wanting to try some jumbo yarn but had qualms about how they would work out. You have made it easy. Thank you once again. Kim Close-Hittle

  8. Thank you for this review!! I came here after trying the Irresistible yarn for a chunky blanket and felt super disappointed with all the shedding! Ugh! I’m anxious to hear if you come across something as wonderfully jumbo (and not scratchy) that doesn’t shed so aggressively. I’m super drawn to tube yarns like the one becozi makes, but can’t justify the price (at nearly $250 for 90 yards – crazy!!). Have you come across anything that compares to that for less?

    1. I had the same feeling after knitting up my chunky(ish) blanket with Couture Jazz, it pills so badly that the blanket just looks ratty. My search continues Grace, I haven’t found a truly jumbo yarn that doesn’t shed.

      I am also very intrigued by Becozi tube yarns and feel it’s the perfect solution to the problem, it’s truly jumbo, has that soft look with a sheen, but it’s not going to pill or shed like the rest. But it’s a bit pricey! I have hunted high and low for a comparable product but no luck so far.

      I am in Canada too and cannot find a supplier or one that ships directly to me for the tube yarn. If you get a chance to try to the Becozi I would love if you came back and let us know how you liked it. It might be a while before I can get my hands on some.

      I will continue to update this post as I try out new ones – maybe I will eventually find a jumbo yarn that doesn’t pill or shed like crazy.

      Thanks for the comment!

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