When giant knitting began gaining popularity a few years ago, it was one yarn and one yarn only that captivated the minds of so many knitters around the world - Merino wool.
At first, no one even knew what Merino wool was, unless you were an avid outdoors enthusiast who bought socks containing it. But even then you probably wondered what it was and how it was different from regular wool.
We made it our mission to spread the love of Merino to the world, educating knitters on what Merino wool was and the best way to handle it.
But as we grew, we discovered so many other equally amazing chunky yarns that bring life to different products: chenille, tube and even vegan yarn. We decided to expand our offerings to include these yarns back then. And that's how today, we have 6 chunky yarns that are part of our BeCozi family.
Today we would like to highlight each one, giving you a good sense of what it is and what products are best made of it.
Made out of 100% Merino sheep wool from Australia, it is an incredibly soft, gentle fiber. It is hypoallergenic meaning that most people allergic to wool will not have a reaction to Merino. It is moisture wicking - even when it's damp. As a temperature regulating material it has an amazing quality of keeping you warm when you're cold and cool you down when you're warm.
This wool will not be a good choice for those seeking to use it heavily and very frequently. As it's very delicate we recommend using other yarns for use with pets, such as chenille or tube. I
BUT! If you are ready to invest some time in felting your knitted Merino wool blanket - it will become strong and durable and good for every day use!
Watch our video showing how to felt Merino wool before knitting and use the same technique for a knitted blanket!
Stock up on Merino wool here.
While it is the same 100% Merino sheep wool as the one listed above, felted Merino wool's biggest difference is the method of processing wool to make the fibers stronger, more durable and ready for knitting items that can handle everyday use.
It is kids and pets friendly, it can even be washed on a gentle cold cycle. Felted Merino was created using our own proven method of felting which is much more involved that doing it yourself. We save you the trouble!
Buy your Felted Merino here!
For customers who can't or prefer not to use Merino wool for any reason, we have a beautiful alternative - a very soft and gentle 100% acrylic fiber. It looks and feels almost like Merino wool but it is much lighter in weight and a bit thinner.
The vegan yarn has a bit of shine to it which adds a wonderful touch to this yarn as a home decor staple.
Get your Vegan yarn here. It is great for making blankets, pillows, knitwear and pet beds.
We introduce this new yarn to our customers two summers ago and it became extremely popular!
Chunky chenille is about 2/3 inch thick and is great for knitting absolutely anything: blankets, knitwear, pillows, hats, scarves and anything else you can imagine. This beautiful yarn is light, fluffy and soft. It is very pets and kids friendly and can handle regular to heavy use. Very portable as it's light, it's adored for a reason!
We now have over 33 colors available, the only place in US with such a huge variety of colors for chunky chenille. And it is on sale for a very short period yet!
Get your chenille here!
Custom made Jumbo chenille yarn created per our personal request: nothing like this existed on the market anywhere in the world. It is much thicker than our regular chunky chenille, more than one inch thick! We created this super thick and fluffy chenille yarn for those customers who would like an alternative to the thick and fluffy Merino or acrylic yarn.
It is very popular, and for a good reason! We have 18 colors available now.
This yarn is perfect for blankets and pillows. Blankets made from this yarn will be the softest and fluffiest you have ever had in your life!
Tube yarn became popular after being introduced to the knitting market by a knitting company called Ohhio.
Our tube yarn has been made using similar technology: cotton tube filled with polyester soft filling. Tube yarn is quite soft, very bulky and great for making blankets, rugs and pet beds.
We have 5 colors available and more colors are coming in September!
Whether it is Merino, chenille or tube yarn that caught your eye, don't hesitate to check out the listings and learn more about each one.
We love seeing what you make with our yarn - tag us in your social media posts for a shout out and a chance to be featured on our page.
Enjoy the rest of your Summer and BeCozi!