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20 Chunky Knit Fashions

Bulky, super bulky, and jumbo yarns are making a big impact in fashion and in knitting. The large scale makes for dramatic garments that knit up quickly, and this is a fun way to play with texture and color when combining yarns to make bigger stitches. Big Knit Love uses these giant yarns, often in combination, to make dramatic tops, cowls, scarves, and other accessories.

The book opens with a section covering all the knitting skills needed to complete the projects, making it a great choice for beginners who want to get in on the bulky-knitting trend. The patterns also list skill levels, which makes it easier for newer knitters to choose projects that will allow them to be successful.

Knitters with more experience who like the look of big knits will also enjoy this book, though the emphasis on novelty yarns in some projects might be off-putting to knitters who prefer a more classic look. Large pictures show off the finished garments and highlight special techniques needed in specific projects. Designer notes offer alternative ideas for yarn choices and additional tips for altering the patterns for a unique finish in a flash.

Reviewed by Sarah E. White

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