Collection: Merino Wool Yarn

With the extra thickness, chunky yarns offer more to grab onto and are known for being easier to work with than thinner yarns.  When you combine that with Merino wool fibres, things also become a lot more luxurious. Create fabulous fashionable designs with stylish, big and well-defined stitches for a real wow factor.


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  • NATURAL SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • WHITE SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • CLOWN SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • SAND SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • LIGHT GREY SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • POWDER PINK SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • LIGHT GREY MELANGE SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • SEA SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • DARK GREY SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • CAPUCCINO SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • TOBACCO SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • BURGUNDY SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • WHITE CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 2 CM, 23 MICRON
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  • MINT SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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  • SAND CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 2 CM, 23 MICRON
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  • NATURAL CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 2 CM, 23 MICRON
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  • OCEAN SUPER CHUNKY MERINO WOOL 4-5 CM, 25 MICRONS
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Why chunky Merino wool yarn is one of the best yarn/materials for arm knitting? 

Welcome to the wonders of needle-free arm knitting, a satisfying way to make fantastic craft designs. All you need to make gorgeous oversized blankets, pillows, rugs or scarves is our chunky Merino yarn and your own two hands. The extra thickness and amazing softness of our Merino wool yarn mean it’s a cinch to create amazing chunky pattern designs, knitting becomes simple and fast, allowing you to finish your projects in a flash.

Is chunky Merino yarn soft? 

With a plush and squeezable texture, the fleece of the famous Merino sheep makes an extremely soft type of wool yarn. Perfect for items that come in contact with the skin, and are simply a pleasure to touch. Our 23 micron Merino wool is ultra-soft and durable and won’t irritate or scratch your skin. It is particularly well suited to creating cosy blankets, comfortable wearables and accessories like sweaters and hats.

What is the quality of chunky Merino yarn?

Our Merino wool is of exceptionally high quality and is 100% pure Merino wool processed to the highest standards. Its fibres are more flexible and much finer than ‘normal’ wools, it has fantastic insulating qualities and each fibre helps regulate body temperature, transport sweat and odours away, repel water and is UV-resistant. The modern-day spinning technology and fibre treatments make it an outstanding fabric, far superior to cotton or synthetic materials.

Where can you order chunky Merino wool?

Our MeriWoolArt website offers a premium chunky Merino wool collection that comes in various styles with a range of exquisite colours and shades, giving you plenty to choose from and lots of different options to craft your designs. Each selection of chunky and super chunky Merino wool yarn is only ethically sourced from the best happy farms in Australia and New Zealand.

What are the sizes of chunky Merino wool yarns that are available at MeriWoolArt? 

If you’re ready to start your arm knitting adventure, look no further. We have a super soft 23 micron with a 2 cm thickness. Skein weight is 3 kg, giving you approximately 600 meters of yarn and a spool of 40x30x30cm. 

FAQ

What’s the best yarn for a chunky blanket?

Merino wool yarn is without doubt the best type of yarn for your chunky stitch blankets. The supreme softness and delicate texture make for the ideal cosy and comfortable blankets.

How much chunky Merino wool yarn do you need to make a blanket?

A 3 kg ball/skein of chunky yarn is enough to make a 140x180 cm blanket that can be 17 stitches wide 30 stitches long. For consistent stitches, use the palm of your hand to measure their width. You can either have tight or loose-knit patterns, but we recommend going with looser as this keeps your items more elastic and fluffy looking.

What is the best chunky yarn?

Our chunky Merino yarn is considered one of the best yarn weights because it offers a soft 23-micron texture and 2cm thickness. Perfect for luxurious and cosy knitwear projects used close to the skin.

How many pounds of yarn do I need for a chunky blanket?

A 6.6-pound ball/skein of chunky yarn is enough to make a 55.1x70.8 inch blanket that can be 17 stitches wide and 30 stitches long. For consistent stitches, use the palm of your hand to measure their width. You can either have tight or loose-knit patterns, but we recommend going with looser as this keeps your items more elastic and fluffy looking.

What is the softest chunky yarn?

With an ultra-fine and delicate texture, Merino wool yarn is by far the softest type of wool yarn. Perfect for items that come in contact with the skin and are simply a pleasure to touch. Our chunky yarn is only 23 microns and compared to human hair (90 microns!) it’s plush and squeezable fibres it’s also durable and can return to shape if stretched.



What size needles for chunky wool?

For easy and comfortable knitting we recommend large needles 20 mm in diameter and 24 cm in length. They should include a plastic tube that will help the yarn from sliding about. Normally, the tube length is 40 inches / 100 cm. Most needles are polished smooth making them a joy to knit your chunky projects with.

How do you felt super chunky merino wool?

Once you’ve gathered together your supplies (yarn, felting needles, shape cutters, pad and finger protectors) you first need to thin out your wool and position it in the desired shape cutter. Second, use your felting needle to thread through in and out all over the fibre, being careful to do the edges too. Then turn it over and repeat the process on the other side. Finally, continue until the wool is shaped into one tough piece of fabric.

How many skeins of yarn do I need for a throw blanket?

A 6.6-pound skein of chunky yarn is enough to make a 55.1x70.8 inch blanket that can be approximately 17 stitches wide and 30 stitches long. A 3.3-pound skein is enough for a 35.4x59 inch blanket. For consistent stitches, use the palm of your hand to measure their width. You can either have tight or loose-knit patterns, but we recommend going with looser as this keeps your items more elastic and fluffy looking.

Is bulky and chunky yarn the same?

Both ‘Chunky’ and ‘Bulky’ refer to the yarn weight (thickness). Most of the time it’s a difference in terminology. Yarn size 5+ is most often referred to as “Chunky” in the UK and “Bulky” in the U.S.

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