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Bundle Up: 35+ Free Knitting Patterns Made with Bulky Weight Yarn

By: Morgan Metcalf, Editor,

Bundle Up 35 Free Knitting Patterns Made with Bulky Weight Yarn

As the days grow shorter and the seasons shift to something a bit chillier, we enter into a knitter's paradise— otherwise known as knitting season. As it gets colder, you have to adjust your knitting projects to fit more with the weather change. It's time to put away your lightweight knits and grab up your larger needles and bulky weight yarn. Cowls and hats will take you no time at all. Even afghans knit up in a jiff with bulkier yarn! The decrease in completion time isn't the only thing bulky yarn patterns are good for. Many of these warm and cozy knits can also double as knitted gifts for anyone on your list. Below, we've compiled a few of our patterns made with bulky weight yarn to get you started. So, what are you waiting for?

Bring on the bulky knits and get ready to bundle up in style this year! We have the perfect free knitting pattern for everyone and anyone. You will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive collection of bulky weight knitting patterns. Whether you're interested in working up a thick scarf or a nice and cozy hat, you can find the perfect free knitting pattern made with bulky weight yarn in no time.

BONUS! If you want to make a larger-than-life knitting pattern using extra-large yarn, be sure to check out Extreme Knitting: Everything You Need to Know About Giant Knitting Patterns.

PLUS: Check out this video tutorial from Heidi Gustad on how to make a bulky knit hat for winter! 

How to Knit a Sweater with Bulky Weight Yarn

Painted Glass Sweater

A cool weather staple is the sweater, so get started today on a knit you can wear again and again. These beautiful knit sweater patterns are easy-to-follow. You'll have a new sweater in your closet in no time at all.

How to Knit a Scarf with Bulky Weight Yarn

Dewdrop Scarf

When the temperature drops and the wind picks up, you're going to want some extra protection. Learn how to knit a scarf with one of these knit scarf patterns. Who knows? You just may find yourself a new go-to scarf. 

How to Knit a Hat with Bulky Weight Yarn

Ice Cream Sundae Hat

Don't know how to make a knit hat? Not a problem! It won't take you long to get the hang of things, and soon you'll be on your way to having a hat or two for yourself.

Fashionable Bulky Knitted Accessories

Stashbuster Boot Cuffs

Why buy what you can just knit? Tackle one of these simple knitted accessories to add that special finishing touch to all of your outfits.

Knitting for Baby with Bulky Weight Yarn

Little Gentleman Cardigan

Knitting for baby is always so much fun. There are just so many patterns to get yourself into for those darling little ones. With these easy knitting patterns you can keep baby both stylish and warm.

BONUS! Easy Knitting Projects Made with Super Bulky Weight Yarn

Country Cottage Blanket

Ready for something even quicker and warmer? When the weather outside is frightful, take on these easy knitting patterns each complete with super bulky weight yarn and large needles. With such a combination, you'll be binding off these precious quick knits in no time at all. From glamorous infinity scarves to warm and cozy afghans, these super bulky knits make the perfect gift for anyone— yourself included.

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I love working with bulky weight yarn because it works up quickly and it has a soft and luxurious feel.


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