This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn. There are projects that use it, and patterns that call for it. It's so handy to have all this in one place! 

Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. If they're only available on Ravelry we will say that, but not link to it. 


The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Pendle Chunky and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn.  Do you have a project in Pendle Chunky that you would like us to include? Email us at with an image and the pattern information and we will add it. This page will grow over time as more designs are released and more projects finished!



For most of the designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE.


Cat Knits by Marna Gilligan - Fat Cats Chapter

We can't talk about Pendle Chunky without a big mention for our collaboration with Marna of An Caitin Beag for her Cat Knits book. Each chapter used a different yarn weight and so all four designs in the Fat Cats chapter used Pendle Chunky in Silver Birch. For more information about these designs have a look at our blog post HERE.


Chunky Cat Cowl

This cowl is an ideal knit for a beginner. It uses fake cables, textured stitches and shadow ribbing. It uses two skeins of Pendle Chunky to create a lovely large cowl to really cover the neck.



Cuddly Cat Hat

The hat uses the same simple techniques as the cowl to make another really quick and easy project knit in the round. Without the pom pom this would be a single skein project but if you want to make a matching pom pom it will need two skeins. Our sample in Wild Raspberry is also shown.

   Cuddly Cat Hat by Marna Gilligan


Squishy Cat Shawl

The Squishy Cat Shawl is crescent shaped and consists mostly of garter stitch with increases. You will need six skeins of chunky yarn for this project but the subtle detailing of cats along the bottom edge makes this a piece that can easily fit into your daily wardrobe.



Cosy Cat Sweater

This is a lovely winter jumper that will keep the cold out. Being knit using chunky yarn it works up really quickly and so is not as intimidating as other sweater projects can be. The design is very flexible offering a wide range of sizes. The pattern is written for eight sizes from 90-160cm (35½-63 inches) bust.



Tresser Cowl by Jayalakshmi – Steel

Tresser Cowl is a unisex, bulky or chunky cowl featuring the Saxon Braid cable stitch pattern. This is a free pattern but is currently only available on Ravelry.

Tresser Cowl by Jayalakshmi

Moondust by Kay Jones of Bakery Bears – Snowy Owl

This two skein design is a cross between a scarf and a cowl, and is knitted flat and then fastened with a button. Moondust took its inspiration from the Harry Potter book series. The undulating pattern represents the mountains behind the school and the large button is the moon shining down.

Moondust by Kay Jones


Mindfulness Cowl by Louise Tilbrook - Hyssop

Another two skein cowl with a lofty, textured stitch pattern and the result is knitters heaven. It can also be adjusted to a single skein version 

Mindfulness Cowl by Louise Tilbrook


Wharfe Headband by Victoria Magnus - A Murder of Crows

This is a free pattern on the blog and uses less than a single skein. Perfect for keeping your ears warm and your hair back on a blustery day.

Wharfe Headband by Victoria Magnus 


Sending Hugs by Anthea Willis - Silver Birch or Hyssop

A lovely snuggly cowl with options for a close fitting single skein version or a longer two skein cowl that will wrap around the neck twice.   

Sending Hugs cowl by Forest Flower Knits



Self Care Cowl by Louise Tilbrook - Wild Raspberry with Eldwick Lace in Silver Birch

A lovely quick knit making a super soft snuggly winter wardrobe staple. The added strand of Silver Birch mohair softens the brightness of the Pendle Chunky and adds a fluffy halo.  

Self Care Cowlby Louise Tilbrook


Brigg by Victoria Magnus - Silver Birch

This pattern was recently revised with some new samples and photos. A nice single skein project with just enough detail to keep the interest.

Brigg by Victoria Magnus: Digital Download


Avalanche by Heidi Kirrmaier - Twig

A simple seamless sweater worked from the top down with a cable and lace panel down the front. Pendle Chunky makes lush garments - it's heavy on the needles once it gets big, but honestly on a cold winters day it doesn't feel at all heavy to wear! It's really cosy and comfy, and years later I still wear this jumper absolutely loads in winter. 

Avalanche by Heidi Kirrmaier 


Sansevieria Hat by Thao Nguyen - Snowy Owl 

This pattern was chosen for the Seasonal Stash Box in 2019 but a skein of Chunky was not quite enough to complete the pattern so we went with aran instead. This one made its way to Laura and the one after in Spellbound is mine! The pattern is only available on Ravelry.

Sansevieria Hat by Thao Nguyen

Sansevieria hat by Thao Nguyen


City Cowl by Maria Valles of Rove Handmade - Dusk with Whitfell Chunky Damson

The pattern is for a single colour using Icelandic wool but Laura wanted to see how Pendle Chunky and Whitfell Chunky worked together. She was really pleased with this two tone effect and a matching accessory for the Messy Bun Hat. Made in one colour this would be a single skein project.

City Cowl by Maria Valles


Signal Rock by Victoria Magnus - Festive Fun with Eldwick Lace in Natural

The pattern is only available on Ravelry or as a kit in several colour combinations on Midwinter Yarns website. This sample was worked to the same gauge as the original sample (which is in aran) and so the fabric is more dense.

Signal Rock hat by Victoria Magnus 


Owlet by Kate Davies - Stone

This pattern is only available on Ravelry. Three skeins were used for this one which is size 3-4 years.

Owlet by Kate Davies


Coffee Break Cowl by Louise Tilbrook - Pumpkin Seeds and A Murder of Crows

Designed for worsted weight, this sample is super soft and squishy due to the combination of the yarn and stitch pattern. By using chunky yarn it used more than one skein.

Coffee Break Cowl by Louise Tilbrook


Brampton by Victoria Magnus - Compost with Whitfell Chunky in Coal

A simple cowl that can be striped or plain, worked flat or in the round and one or two skeins! 

Brampton Cowl by Victoria Magnus 


Fellsider by Tracey Todhunter - Millpond

Another simple cowl knitted in the round using a single skein. Perfect for beginners. 

Fellsider by Tracey Todhunter 


Langrigg by Victoria Magnus - Frog Prince

I have LOTS of pairs of these but I think my favourites are these in striking greens! Perfect for dog walking and they use around 50g.

Langrigg mitts by Victoria Magnus


Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat by Amanda Saladin - Dusk

Perfect for those cold days when you have to have your hair up. This is a free pattern and Laura used one skein for this one.

Quick and easy messy bun hat by Amanda Saladin


LUSH Brioche Cowl by Cassondra Rizzardi - Jewel Garden and Dyepot Luck 

A lovely soft squishy brioche cowl using one skein of each colour. It loops nicely around the neck twice.

LUSH Brioche Cowl by Cassondra Rizzardi 


Ice River hat by Helen Stewart - Seasonal Stash Box exclusive colourway.

This one-skein pattern is currently only available on Ravelry.

Ice River Hat by Helen Stewart 

Give me a Hygge Sweater by Stephanie Erin - Silver Birch with Lowther Lace in Campanula

A lovely warm hug of a sweater made using Pendle Chunky held double with Lowther Lace. Made working top down the fit is easy to adjust as you go. The Medium size with some lengthening used nine skeins of Pendle Chunky and three skeins of Lowther Lace. 

Give me a Hygge Sweater by Stephanie Erin 


Nali's Playful Posy Blanket by Stylecraft - several colours

A wonderful stash buster, Nali chose the colours at random only making sure not to use the same colour twice in the same flower. Colours used include Red Goosefoot, Milllpond, Linen, Dusk, Stone, Tarn, Woodland and Coppice among others. The finished blanket as per the pattern is 137cm x 168cm using nine colours of yarn with a total of 3,528m (3,852yds) of aran weight yarn. 

A person holding up a large crochet blanket made of floral motifs in many colours.



I hope you've found this blog post useful and inspiring, and if you have anything to add please do let us know on the email address at the top. We love to see your makes!


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