24 Jumbo Yarn Patterns
The largest weight category of yarn is surprisingly versatile when it comes to knitting!
It's not unusual to find yourself a bit overwhelmed when you've picked up your first skein (or three) of jumbo yarn. How can yarn so thick be used to create anything you would actually want to wear? All you're missing is the perfect pattern. While it's easy for a knit made with jumbo (size 7) yarn to look clunky and intrusive, the right design will be tasteful, fun to knit up, and, most importantly, insanely cozy.
The appeal of jumbo yarn is, after all, the warmth! That's what makes it so great for knit accessories such as cowls or the super scarf yarn trend. That said, its touchably-squishy nature has also made it a favorite for home decor knits such as blankets and pillows. You probably already have an idea of what kind of project for which you want to use your jumbo yarn, so feel free to peruse any of the categories below to find a free pattern which really speaks to you.
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Jumbo Yarn Scarf Patterns
By far the most popular use of jumbo yarn is for scarves. Super scarves are a particularly new trend where not only the thickest yarn is used, but the width and length of the scarf are supersized. As you can imagine, this creates an insanely cozy knit that's more or less like carrying a miniature blanket around your neck, making them perfect for particularly cold climates. Even if you're not a fan of the super scarf trend, jumbo yarn can be used to make a seriously warm scarf of a more normal length.
Jumbo Yarn Blanket Patterns
Blankets made of jumbo yarn are particularly appealing to knitters because, unlike crocheters, it can actually take us a long time to work up a blanket! Sometimes, it doesn't feel worth the time or energy, but jumbo yarn changes all of that. Many knitters prefer to arm knit their jumbo yarn into blankets, but with a pair of giant circular knitting needles, you can choose to knit them up the classic way, too. The following blanket patterns are perfect for those more classical knitters who want to try their hand with this enormous yarn.
Jumbo Knitting Patterns for Hats
I know what you're thinking: "there is no way that I'll be comfortable wearing a hat made out of jumbo yarn." To that I respond, "Have you tried?" Not only do hats take the least amount of jumbo yarn (typically two skeins will do you just fine), but they knit up so quickly that it's worth a shot. Besides, the patterns below don't look overly bulky; in fact, they're rather stylish. The next time your friend asks you to knit him a hat, take a look at these patterns so you can whip it up, get it out of the way, and get back to knitting for yourself.
Jumbo Yarn Patterns for Other Accessories
You're not stuck with just scarves and hats for knitted accessories when it comes to jumbo yarn. While cowls can be fairly divisive, those who are a fan of the neck-hugging warmth of cowls will find yourselves quickly addicted to using jumbo yarn, because the squishy coziness of the yarn just can't be beat for next-to-skin accessories. Anything you can knit with thinner yarn, you can knit with jumbo yarn, so take a look at some of these accessories to get a feel for the different ways you can use your jumbo yarn.
Jumbo Knitting Patterns for Home Decor
Not feeling the idea of wearing jumbo yarn on your body? That's perfectly okay; the massive structure of this yarn makes it perfect for that minimalist, chunky home decor trend we've been seeing around for the last few years. Pillows are a particularly great way to use jumbo yarn, because you'll barely need to fill them at all what with how puffy and squishy the yarn is on its own. Take a look at these home decor knits below to help you decide how to use your newly-bought jumbo yarn.