Love super chunky knits? Me too, only there's no super chunky yarn in site at my local yarn source, and if there were, it might be well beyond my budget. So, for those of us who don't have Jo Anne's and other Lion Brand suppliers at our convenience, or if you're looking to knit chunky on a budget, there is a solution! It's called knitting with multiple strands, which is so simple to do and produces a knit that's as chunky as you'd like!
I knit this project, (more about that in the future!) using two strands of chunky yarn (100g = 1oom) and size 17 US/ 12 3/4 mm knittting needles, and the results are perfect. I do have to say though, that when knitting chunky, it's much more difficult to produce a knit fabric that looks perfect, as any little differences in tension etc. are magnified, though of course, it's nice when something looks a little handmade, right?
About six years ago I knit a blanket using four strands of worsted weight yarn in different colors to match my couch, you can read about that here.
Have fun experimenting with multiple strands and large needles, it's so much fun, and or course you can whip up some scarves and neck warmers very quickly!