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Fiber Content: 55% Superfine Alpaca, 45% Peruvian Highland Wool
Weight: Super Bulky
Knitting Gauge: 2.5 sts = 1” on 15 (10mm) needles
Crochet Gauge: 9 sc = 4” on m/N-13 (9mm) hook
Yards: 44
Grams: 100
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand wash/dry flat

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4.625000 out of 5 stars

The Big Cozy

$9.99 100g / ball


The name says it all, say hello to our biggest and bulkiest yarn ever! Supremely lofty and oh-so-cozy, this super-bulky yarn is great for home projects like pillows and blankets as well as quick accessories and of course – last minute gifts. The Big Cozy is a soft single ply blend of superfine alpaca and sturdy wool and works up quickly on jumbo needles and hooks – this yarn is sure to be your go-to yarn for projects that are comfortable and cozy, indeed!
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5 out of 5 stars

Wondering if this yarn is itchy. thinking of a baby blanket. Also, has the shedding stopped for people who mentioned it in their reviews?

5 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent super bulky yarn, I have made cowls, a small blanket and I love the result! There is shedding and even a bit of splitting, but less then most of the other super bulky yarns I have used. I wish there were more colors, pinks, purples or even more neutral choices. Thanks for another great yarn!

5 out of 5 stars

nice yarn does have some fuzzies that come off but is still nice makeing an infinity scarf out of it

4 out of 5 stars

Does anyone else have a problem with this twisting terribly while crocheting? I've never had this problem before, granted this is the first time I've crocheted with this bulky of a yarn. Suggestions/Tips welcome!

3 out of 5 stars

A lovely super bulky-- very warm but light, and soft, and the lighter shades are really beautiful and complex neutrals. But I agree with other reviewers who said the yarn splits and sheds. Yes, this is a lightly spun single ply, and splitting goes with the territory. But it really does shed. A LOT. It was all over my clothes, all over the couch, up my nose... lots of extraneous crazy woolen hairs everywhere. I was so excited when KP came out with a super-bulky, because I can rarely resist nice fat wool. While Big Cozy makes a really nice dense fabric for mittens when knitted on smaller needles, I don't think I'll buy it again. It was just too messy, alas. *sigh*

5 out of 5 stars

In response to the ply question. Ply and weight are independent of each other. Ply refers to how many smaller strands are twisted together to make a length of yarn. Take a scrap of yarn. If you can unwind it into multiple smaller strands, that is a plied yarn. And the number of strands is the ply of that yarn. Weight is how fat the yarn is after all of the strands are wound together. You can have a very fat/heavy single-ply yarn, and you can have a very thin/light multi-ply yarn. For example, The Big Cosy is a single-ply super bulky yarn. Meaning it is one big, fat twist of wool. But you could, theoretically, have a 6-ply lace weight yarn, if it were made from 6 very thin strands wound together to make the final yarn. When you see something saying x weight is y ply and z weight is w ply, that's just a general guide of what the typical ply of that weight of yarn can be. But to find the ply and weight of any individual yarn, you have to read the description. Hope this helped!

5 out of 5 stars

hi in answer to a question...I think super bulky is 14-16 ply. Triple knit is 12 ply, Aran is 10 ply....

5 out of 5 stars

can someone please tell me what ply the super bulky is 10 or 12 ply ? cheers

4 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn because I wanted to make a big scarf quickly and it is indeed bulky. It came out exactly how I wanted and the Finnley heather is a really nice color. BUT, I am shocked at how much this yarn sheds and how often it split while I was knitting. Whenever I wear it with dark clothes, the yarn is everywhere. Hopefully it stops shedding at some point, but I will have to deal with it. I read the reviews before purchasing so I am also surprised that none of the reviews mentioned it.

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a big fan of a chunky yarn! This yarn is gorgeous and soft! I made a couple very cute beanies. This yarn would cost way more in the stores, this is a great deal. Love the quality.

5 out of 5 stars

Well- you can see the reason this yarn is selling out so quick. I am in the middle of a huge, tedious project and needed a break. I bought six skeins of this and knit an amazing shawl in a day that is going to be at least as fun to wear as the one that has taken me a month. Soft, beautiful hue (Marine Heather). I did not have any problems with it pulling apart and did not think it was at all thick/thin. Love it, buying more. Please keep in stock.

5 out of 5 stars

I am a big fan of the Starz show Outlander. The lead character wears a knit cowl and I fell in love with it. I saw the Big Cozy and thought it would be perfect...and it was. I used 3 skeins casting on 15 stitches and just knit each row until I ran out of yarn. I cast off and sewed the 2 ends together to create an infinitely scarf. It is soft and thick. I wrap it twice to create the cowl look I was going for. This is a lovely yarn!

5 out of 5 stars

So soft. So warm. I love this yarn. I bought some to make a gift for friend. I love the yarn so much I don't want to give it up. I just wish there was a purple shade. It's very soft, has great color and texture as well.

5 out of 5 stars

This new addition to the Knit Picks line of yarns is FANTASTIC in my opinion! I am currently designing a pullover sweater using this yarn -- everything is going AMAZING and I could not be more pleased with the results. Every skein of this yarn is more or less a 44-yard-long piece of roving -- there's no twist to the yarn whatsoever, so WATCH OUT if you tend to be a super-tight knitter (pulling the yarn too tight could cause it to shred apart). All I had to do to make this yarn work for me is to remember to keep my knitting tension a bit looser than my usual. I just finished using my 3rd skein of this yarn & so far, I haven't had to deal with one single incident of the yarn shredding apart -- since I've been making sure to keep my knitting tension on the looser side. The yarn is SO SOFT, the look is one of such luscious rustic LUXURY! P.S. I ordered the HARE HEATHER colorway, which turns out to be much more of a GRAY than I expected. If you draw with colored pencils, you'll know what I mean by "French gray" -- a soft heather gray color with an undertone of taupe. The color is NOT flat, it's heather-y and absolutely LOVELY. The color is not exactly what I expected (usually Knit Picks color photos and descriptions are 100% accurate, I've only ever experienced an unexpected yarn color with Knit Picks once before), but I LOVE THE UNEXPECTED COLOR ANYWAY! So I am 100% THRILLED with this yarn. I STRONGLY recommend it! Go ahead, be brave & experiment! You'll be so happy you did.

4 out of 5 stars

I like this yarn, it works up quickly and I'm glad there's a super bulky yarn available on this site. It's fairly soft as far as wool goes and it's warm but it does shed a little bit. There's a very slight thick/thin aspect but it didn't make too much of a difference into pattern. I wish they had some more colors available!

4 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed working with this yarn, and I'm glad that knitpicks is offering a super bulky yarn for those of us that like instant gratification knitting. It's rather splitty, and it shed a fair bit. I had a very hard time doing the Kitchener graft with this, as when I tugged too hard on it, it pulled apart. But overall, it's soft and I would purchase it again.