With the weather we’re having at this time of year, it is easy to get caught out and discover your lovely cosy knitted hat is nowhere to be found in a cold snap.
This one of the many reasons we love chunky yarns – you can turn out a warm accessory or two in very little time.
We’ve picked out a few yarns and patterns to get you started.
Classic hats like these in James C Brett Mega Multi or this selection in King Cole Timeless chunky are just the thing to whip up at short notice.
Chunky yarns really show off your stitches so even plain garter stitch like the scarf using Rico Essentials Super Chunky looks stylish.
If you want a really quick knit how about an ultra chunky yarn like Sirdar’s Bohemia? This yarn has 50m in the 150g hanks and is knitted with 20mm needles, so you won’t need many stitches to make a scarf or a cowl like this one.
And crochet isn’t left out either. Chunky crochet is quick and fun as with this hat and scarf set in Wendy Stella Chunky.