Posts Tagged ‘roving’

BIG Stuff

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

There was a time when BIG meant the opposite of small, as in polar and super chunky yarns that knit up lickety-split on 12 to 15 mm needles.  But as is the trend in our culture, some of the most delicious, sweet, sugary, and exceptionally good things that we crave……. will eventually get super-sized.  This season, knitting yarns are no exception to the rule, as we welcome into our line up, the really, really BIG stuff-



NEW from Phildar, the one and only fluffed-to-the-max, Phil Big is a barely-spun wool blend roving that is so thick and velvety-plush, it might just be a real feat to wrap your fingers around it.  Available now at your lys for cosy early Fall knitting in 500g skeins with four shades to choose from- Ecru, Grenadine, Lagon and Flanelle.  Look for the free cowl pattern included on the label along with these fun FREE patterns to download-


PHIL BIG corbeille lagon - AN

Knit Basket- Sitting pretty, this is a catchall that serves a purpose, to house the kid’s toys, your latest knitting project or favorite magazines.  Designed as a quick satisfying project that requires only one skein of Phil Big together with a 35 mm circular needleLagon (shown above).


PHIL BIG corbeille  flanelle - AN

Finger Crocheted Basket- Surprise, surprise, put the knitting needles and crochet hooks away for this one.  All it takes is your fingers to work the magic of these mega-sized stitches plus one skein of Phil BigFlanelle (shown above).


PHIL BIG coussin grenadine - AN

Cabled Pillow Cover-  Wake up your world with a pop of colour, and knit up the plushest pillow imaginable.  Better yet, make one as a housewarming gift for a friend.  This is a super speedy project to knit on a 35 mm circular needle with three skeins of Phil BigGrenadine (shown above).


PHIL BIG tapis  flanelle - AN

Phil Big Rug- Just imagine getting out of bed and sinking your toes into this beauty on a frosty morning.  Worked entirely in finger crochet, this circular rug requires five skeins of Phil Big and would make a great rainy weekend project for kids and adults alike.  Finished size: 90 cm/ 36 in.  Ecru (shown above).


PHIL BIG plaid ecru - AN

Big Throw- Take cover this winter with a colossal-sized blanket that is a real pleasure to knit from start to finish in a combination of cables and ribbing.  Finished size: 170 cm/ 67 in x 185 cm/ 73 in.  Ecru (shown above).