Playing With Yarn

Scheepjes Roma Big Yarn

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I’m not kidding when I say I’ve never worked with a yarn this chunky, but when I started drafting pattern designs for my upcoming book, I got a picture in my mind that a thick yarn would be perfect for this certain project. A quick search landed me on Scheepjes Roma Big. What a beauty!!

I can describe it as a soft rope. It’s got great structure and beautiful stitch definition. Not too fuzzy, but not too smooth, and a fairly matte finish.

Situated with some other Scheepjes yarns for scale: Catona 25g | Cotton 8 | Bloom | Softfun Denim | Stone Washed | Colour Crafter | Roma Big – Shop them at WoolWarehouse!


  • Yarn Weight – Super Chunky
  • Ball Weight – 220 grams
  • Length – 132 metres
  • Needle Size – 9mm
  • Blend – 100% Acrylic
  • Tension – 8 stitches and 12 rows for a 10x10cm tension square using 9mm needles

Look at the lovely range of shades. I was so sad my planned project only had five colors!

Another angle of my Roma Big WIP

Originally, I planned to make a couch throw, but now that I feel the weighty drape of this yarn, I think I have enough balls of it to make a winter bedspread. Hopefully 27 balls does the trick! 🙂

I love how fast the super chunky gauge works up. I’m using a combination of 11.5mm and 10mm for my project, which is larger than the 9mm called for. Typical for me! I always have to go up in hook to achieve neat, flat “fabric.”

I do love this yarn! And I can’t wait to try Roma Big Rainbow* check it out:

Oooooo, aaaaaahhh ❤️❤️❤️ Let me drift into a blanket daydream real quick….. 🙂

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