Aran and Chunky

Aran and Chunky

These thicker yarns are good for outdoor use and quicker knitting.  Why not try some slipper socks or make a big bag on huge needles and then put it in the washing machine at 60 degrees, and tumble it dry to felt it?

Normally each 50 gram ball of Light Aran or Aran yarn will be around 70 metres (76 yards) long and Chunky will be 55 metres (60 yards) long, but this varies from breed to breed, so to be on the safe side you should work on plus or minus 10%. See our advice sheets and download the one on ball yardages.

TENSION/GAUGE: to be sure of tension, you should always knit a sample tension swatch. Generally the knitter is one variable but the pattern is another, depending on the intentions of the designer! As a guideline: for our aran, on 5mm/US 8, UK 6 needles, you will get 18 sts and 22 rows to a 10cm/4" square. The WPI is usually 9 in woollen spun yarns. For Chunky, using 6mm needles, you will get 14 sts and 18 rows to a 10cm/4" square and the WPI will be around 8 for woollen spun yarn.