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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Fellsider by Tracey Todhunter - Millpond
Another simple cowl knitted in the round using a single skein. Perfect for beginners.
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.
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.
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.
Ice River hat by Helen Stewart - Seasonal Stash Box exclusive colourway.
This one-skein pattern is currently only available on Ravelry.
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.
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.
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!