Wednesday 30 November 2016

Sirdar Gorgeous Ultra Super Chunky Yarn- A Review

I love the current trend for mega chunky knits knitted on huge needles- I've been admiring all the lovely cosy pieces that are popping up on Instagram- so I was really excited when Sirdar yarns introduced their latest product!

 Gorgeous is an ultra super chunky (think 20mm needles) yarn, in a 51% wool, 49% acrylic mix. It comes in 6 lovely colours and is so very soft! There are a range of patterns to go with the yarn, including cushions, blankets and even rugs, but as a bonus, there is also a free snood pattern on the ball band. 

By day I work in an art and craft shop in the wool section (both brilliant and dangerous for a craft addict!) and when the Gorgeous arrived I couldn't wait to try it. I picked out this beautiful bright pink shade and set to work knitting the snood.

As you can imagine, the project grew very quickly and I was able to make the snood in an evening. The pattern only requires one hank of yarn so these would make great Christmas presents!

Gorgeous would be a perfect yarn for beginners to use- the patterns are simple and due to it's very chunky nature it's easy to handle, but it also has the wow factor to appeal to more experienced knitters. I thoroughly enjoyed using it and I'd like to make a blanket in it next. The Winter is suddenly looking very cosy!

You certainly won't get cold wearing one of these!

If you'd like to read more about Sirdar Yarns, check out their website here. Gorgeous is available in all good yarn shops, including my friendly local yarn shop, where you can also order online here.

Happy knitting!


  1. It certainly looks gorgeous and I love the colour! I quite fancy knitting a jacket in one of the mega chunky yarns.

    1. Oh wow, a jacket in a mega chunky yarn would be so cosy! Let me know if you make one, I'd love to see