Pattern Spotlight: Bulky Knit Delights

I happen to be a knitter who truly loves bulky knits.  For me, instant gratification is often key and bulky weight patterns offer this – they are fast, quick knits and cozy to wear.  Today I want to share a few of my favorites, including one that is brand new!

Courtesy of Andrea Rangel

Sentiment by Andrea Rangel is a beautiful shawl knitted up in Malabrigo Rasta, a lovely 100% merino wool that comes in skeins measuring 90 yards (82 m ).  This project calls for four skeins and a size US 15/10mm needle.  This would make a wonderful gift for a special friend or for ones self.

Courtesy of Melissa Schaschwary

Fezziwig by Melissa Schaschwary is a cozy top down raglan sleeve cardigan created in Quince & Company’s Osprey, a heavy worsted weight 100% American Aran Wool in skeins of 170 yards.  This project calls for 900 to 1030 yards (823 – 942 m) and size US 11 (8.0 mm) and  US 10 (6.0 mm) needles.  This beautiful creation is FREE and available on Melissa’s website.

Courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

Katrine by Cecily Glowik MacDonald is a top-down raglan sleeve cardigan knitted up in Quince & Company’s Puffin, a 100% American Wool, and a size US 13 (9.0 mm).

Courtesy of Berroco

Valdai by Norah Gaughan is a gorgeous shawl created in Berroco’s Citrus, a bulky 12 ply yarn in a scrumptious blend of 42% Mohair, 40% Nylon and 18% Merino, and a size US 15 (10.0 mm) needle.

Courtesy of Rowan Yarns

Hassop by Marie Wallin is a  slip stitch and cable wrap over cardigan using  Cocoon, a blend of 80%merino wool and 20% kid mohair, and a size US 10 (6.0 mm) and US 10½ (6.5 mm) needles.  I personally love the stitch pattern used in this design, including the deep garter stitch borders

Do you like bulky knits?  

If so, what is your favorite pattern?


Filed under All Knitting, Pattern Spotlight

9 responses to “Pattern Spotlight: Bulky Knit Delights

  1. I don’t usually knit with bulky, but those sweaters are making me reconsider :)

  2. caityrosey

    I tend to avoid bulky with anything that’s not a hat. I am leery of adding too much bulk to my silhouette.

    I do like Katrine.

    I can’t help thinking how thin those models must be to look so slender in bulky knits.

    • Bulky knits are made mostly for their cozy appeal and warmth, not too mention quick knitting. As far as the models, they look much healthier than most and don’t look like the wind will blow them over.

  3. I LOVE bulky and I feel the need to make the first three patterns :)

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  5. Q – Great patterns. Had to grab Valdai before I even finished the post. LOL! I love bulky knits!

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