Monday 6 January 2014

Rustic Mega Chunky Yarn Review

A big thank you to my sponsor Black Sheep Wools for inviting me to write a yarn review and for providing the James C Brett Rustic Mega Chunky yarn and pattern. Until 31st January 2014 Black Sheep Wools are offering 10% discount on Rustic Mega Chunky for readers of this blog. To qualify use the discount code HKT14.

I chose to knit the ladies Poncho #JB113. Instructions are given for 5 sizes (these are UK dress sizes) for 71/76cm (28/30) to 112/117 (44/46). I made the poncho in size 32/34 which states 6 balls of yarn. As well as the poncho pattern there's a choice of jumpers and cardigans in the pattern range.

James C Brett
Two sets of knitting needles are required for the Poncho - 10mm for the rib sections and 12mm for the main body of stocking stitch, also needed are some stitch holders or spare scraps of yarn to hold the neck stitches.

I made my project in shade #CS2 which is a neutral light grey with flecks of black and coppery brown. I found the fibre to be very soft and easy to work with. There are 9 other shades in the range.

James C Brett
 Yarn Details
100g Ball
82% Acrylic 10% Wool 8% Viscose
Needle size: 12mm
Meterage: 57m / 62yds

30° wash | Do not iron | Do not bleach | May be dry cleaned | Do not tumble dry

This was a quick and easy knit, suitable for a beginner with some experience. I spent a couple of evenings on the main knitting and a further evening sewing the seams and making the pom poms. The pattern is easy to follow and the skills required are: cast on, cast off, knit, purl, picking up stitches, decreasing, and increasing.  

During the cold weather I've been wearing the Poncho in the house instead of a cardigan. It's very cozy and gives plenty of arm movement for working on the keyboard and with the knitting needles.  It fits perfectly and is just right length. The instructions say to attach the cord and pom poms to the front - so just for show really. There seemed to be plenty of yarn left so I made a longer draw cord to thread in and out along the collar join so I can adjust the fit. There's just under half a ball of yarn left over for adding to the yarn stock. Another project for another day.

A reminder the 10% discount on Rustic Mega Chunky runs until 31st January 2014 at Black Sheep Wools. To qualify use the discount code HKT14.


  1. Thanks for the review. I love both the yarn and the poncho. I wear ponchos quite a git and find that they are quite practical.

  2. It looks great! I like the look of some of the other patterns too.

  3. Very nice. Looks beautiful, warm and very comfortable.

  4. so pretty! i love the poncho on you. thank you for a lovely review.

  5. How cute are YOU! Love it and a nice change from a cardigan.


  6. I love this yarn, have just completed a long hooded cardigan for my teenage daughter and am now knitting a blanket in it, hopefully more people will fall in love with this yarn, which is excellent value for money after your write up. Love you new project,


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