December 12: Supersize

I was on a mission last spring, a mission to find HUGE yarns. Up until recently the only choices were extraordinarily expensive and of poor quality, so I had to pass.
Fortunately our mission was a success, and we now have several supersized yarns in a rainbow of colors!


Yana XL
Yana XL from Amano Yarns is big and beautiful! This 100% hand-sorted, 21.5 micron Peruvian highland wool, is extremely soft and light-as-air. Its tight ply gives the yarn great structure, and it will wear well.
Amano Vol. 4 features two fun designs for Yana XL, along with twenty-five more patterns for other Amano Yarns.
Amano Vol. 4Amano Vol. 4
The Ruth Hat knits with just one skein of Yana XL (2 if you want to add the pompom on the top); the Mia Oversized Scarf takes 4 skeins (3 for scarf, 1 for pompoms).


Big Freakin Wool
Big Freakin Wool, as the name implies is really big freakin’ wool! This huge, single ply roving-like wool yarn is blended with polyester for a sturdier finish. Any single ply yarn is more prone to shedding, but this one should hold up better than other pure wool (or all acrylic) offerings we’ve seen and is at a much better price. $22/250gms (12 yards).
Keep in mind any yarn that is this incredibly big is always going to have a much larger price tag than the the thinner counterparts. One of the pure-wool options that I sourced early into the mega yarn craze, that practically shed from just looking at it cost $55 for about the same yardage! So comparatively speaking, Big Freakin Wool is a pretty good deal.
I have two free patterns to share with you, featuring Big Freakin Wool.
Big Freakin WoolBig Freakin Scarf
I love this throw! It is knit with 15 skeins and the Big Freakin Scarf is takes 4. Both are worked with size 35mm needles. You can download the patterns by clicking on the images above.


Woolstok
And don’t forget about Woolstok Jumbo that I introduced to you a few days ago. I absolutely love this yarn, and its unique braided construction makes it another sturdy mega-sized option.


jumboneedles
All three of these supersized yarns are worked on size 17 needles and larger, with a huge emphasis on the AND LARGER part. We’ve added needles and hooks to our stock that are insanely large just for these yarns.
If you thought size 35 and 50 needles were crazy big (20 & 25mm), just wait until you check out size 30 & 35mm! They’re so big there really isn’t a standard US sizing counterpart. I think some companies are just randomly assigning US numbers to these sizes. And we now have crochet hooks up to a size U, yes you read it right…a size U (25mm)!!
Fortunately we were able to source supersized needles in hooks made from relatively lightweight woods that aren’t ridiculously priced.
If they start making needles and hooks any larger, I think you’d have to figure out how to grow extra hands to hold them with.


Amano Vol. 4Yana XL
Today I’m giving away one skein of Yana XL, along with the pattern to make the Ruth Hat. Simply state in the comments which color of Yana XL you’d like to winyou can see the colors here. I’ll randomly select one lucky winner; you have until midnight tonight to get your name in the hat for the drawing. Sorry, drawing is over!
 

37 Comments

  • Barbara Kinney

    12.12.2018 at 06:24 Reply

    It has to be the Yana XL #1406/Scarlet Dream. What a scrumptious color of red!!

  • Judy

    12.12.2018 at 08:41 Reply

    Laguna please

  • Amy

    12.12.2018 at 08:45 Reply

    The pineapple would make a great hat for a Steelers fan!

  • Stacey Sekscienski

    12.12.2018 at 08:48 Reply

    I love the Estrella!

  • Cassie Baugh

    12.12.2018 at 08:48 Reply

    The Blanca:)

  • Jessica Harlow

    12.12.2018 at 08:52 Reply

    I want Pink Bomb!! Although ALL of the colors are delicious. I’m loving Laguna and Botanical too.

  • Patricia Riden

    12.12.2018 at 08:52 Reply

    Estrella – with Laguna a close second.

  • Jennifer White

    12.12.2018 at 08:56 Reply

    I love Blanca. Perfect neutral color.

  • Courtnie Vance

    12.12.2018 at 09:01 Reply

    I love botanical!!

  • Amanda Shirley

    12.12.2018 at 09:02 Reply

    The Pink Bomb is the bomb!

  • Pattye McAbee

    12.12.2018 at 09:13 Reply

    #1412 Botanical for me the brighter colors seem overwhelming.

  • Renee

    12.12.2018 at 09:15 Reply

    As usual, I like the blue (Laguna) best.

  • Mary B

    12.12.2018 at 09:31 Reply

    Much as I love Scarlet Dream, I’m feeling more Laguna today. It looks like a cloud

  • Jennifer Walker

    12.12.2018 at 09:32 Reply

    Love those colors! Especially Pink Bomb!!!

  • Jenny E.

    12.12.2018 at 09:41 Reply

    Pink Bomb!

  • Brandie Ferguson

    12.12.2018 at 09:49 Reply

    Pink Bomb is so pretty!

  • Beth Seeliger

    12.12.2018 at 10:00 Reply

    I think Blanca would make a cute winter hat.

  • Cheri Watson

    12.12.2018 at 10:03 Reply

    Pink bomb absolutely

  • Lynn

    12.12.2018 at 10:08 Reply

    Lacuna is the color for me! My daughter would look great in the hat!

  • Sarah Bailey

    12.12.2018 at 10:23 Reply

    Beautiful! I’d like #1410, Pineapple.

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    12.12.2018 at 10:32 Reply

    #1412 Botanical is my choice

  • Stevie

    12.12.2018 at 10:35 Reply

    Estrella 🙂

  • Tammy Adamson

    12.12.2018 at 10:44 Reply

    Taupe please

  • Gerre Slaton

    12.12.2018 at 11:02 Reply

    I’ve always wanted to try the big yarns!
    Scarlet Dream would be my first choice!

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    12.12.2018 at 12:55 Reply

    Scarlet dream

  • Shawndalynn

    12.12.2018 at 13:14 Reply

    #1412 /Botanical is a shade I just love

  • Someyeh Mirambeigui

    12.12.2018 at 13:20 Reply

    Omg!!! Love all of these!!! But I think my favorite is pineapple!!! But pink bomb and botanical are amazing too!!! ❤❤❤

  • Debbie walker

    12.12.2018 at 14:50 Reply

    I love the color Iguana

  • Tammie Hulsey

    12.12.2018 at 15:55 Reply

    Pink bomb would be so much fun!

  • Sheri Blaylock

    12.12.2018 at 17:33 Reply

    Scarlet Dream please!!!!

  • Bonnie Malone

    12.12.2018 at 18:15 Reply

    Estrella would suit me
    Thank you

  • Teresa

    12.12.2018 at 19:31 Reply

    I like Scarlet Dream.

  • Carolyn Munholland

    12.12.2018 at 20:43 Reply

    The scarlet is beautiful

  • Heidi

    12.12.2018 at 21:54 Reply

    I would love to try this hat pattern and the yarn. My choice of color is Estrella.

  • Edwyna Honderich

    12.12.2018 at 22:13 Reply

    Scarlet Dream is beautiful!

    • knorthup

      13.12.2018 at 08:49 Reply

      Congratulations! You’ve won a skein of Amano Yana XL. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Courtney Wilson

    12.12.2018 at 22:24 Reply

    Estrella!

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