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Magnum Magic

Bulky Peruvian Wool

Happy Sunday! I hope this week treated you well and are enjoying your weekend. Honestly I am really looking forward to the upcoming week for a little break, during last three weeks my days blurred into sleep-work-sleep, barely anything in between.

Nonetheless I couldn’t skip today’s post, first of all because I set a goal for myself to be here on regular basis as much as I can and also I am super excited about new fiber that I welcomed into my stash! I am so head and toe in love with the wonderful yarn I discovered just recently – Magnum, 100% Peruvian Highland wool from Cascade Yarns.

Bulky Peruvian Wool

Guys, this is the softest, coziest and the chunkiest yarn I have ever worked with!!! It is so bulky that even my yarn winder can’t handle it – I wound all the skeins by hand and let me tell you, I didn’t mind at all, just holding the thread in my hands feels so luscious.

Bulky Peruvian Wool

It looks more like a roving yarn, with bouncy and very loosely spun thread. The recommended needle size is 10-12 mm (US 15-17).

Bulky Peruvian Wool

This is probably the highest I ever went with the needle size in any of my previous projects. Feels really weird at first, but you get used to it pretty fast and worsted weight yarn looks like a spiderweb after that!

Doesn’t it look like a liquid metal?!

Bulky Peruvian Wool

I’ve made some swatches and as you can guess they knit up incredible fast, creating a cloud like fabric that is so light and warm! I am just wondering if the project starts pilling in awhile, because of the loosely spun thread, I am not sure though, we’ll see. It will be definitely a yarn that the process of making something is even more rewarding than the actual finished knit.

I am so looking forward to casting on with it as soon as possible. So far I am very happy with my choice and I am definitely going to use it for one little project that I can’t share with you yet, but I have a feeling you’ll like it! 🙂

Bulky Peruvian Wool

Have a beautiful Sunday!


By | 2017-03-29T08:44:04+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Knitting, Yarn|26 Comments


  1. Carmela Biscuit January 8, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

    This is a really bulky yarn, I’ve never knitted with such big needles. I’m curious what you are going to do with it, I’m sure it will be amazing.

    • Alina January 8, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Thank you, Carmela! It is also the first time for me, I thought it would be awfully uncomfortable, but turns out you get used to it very fast.

  2. Zeta January 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Love the colors you chose!
    I got some beautiful skeins of chunky yarn as Christmas present and I have no clue what to knit with that. I’m sure I’ll get a serious dose of inspiration soon….

    • Alina January 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Zeta! I was always drawn to chunky yarns, but was kind of scared to cast on with them, they just look and feel so different! I guess the best way to start is swatching, as always, just to get an idea what works best and how it can be put into use.

  3. Kennita January 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    beautiful photos!

    • Alina January 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Kennita! I really enjoy the process of documenting my stash, I am glad you like it!

  4. Sarah January 8, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Oh, it looks similar to Manos del Uruguay. I made hats and mittens with MdU before — soft, warm, and quick knitting.

    • Alina January 8, 2017 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      I have to check it then too, thank you for letting me know, Sarah! I really love the volume it creates!

  5. kaydeerouge January 9, 2017 at 3:42 am - Reply

    What amazing yarn! Can’t wait to see what you’ll make!

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Katherine! What a joy it is to work with it!

  6. karen January 9, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

    that is quite the pretty yarn and it looks thick 🙂 I tend to knit with super thin yarn but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up a bit.

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Exactly! Diversity is always good for a creative flow!

  7. Julie January 9, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

    So beautiful!! I love Magnum, I’ve used it in the past for cowls, and it’s so super fast and cozy and nice to wear near the neck. Can’t wait to see yours all knit up!

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Oh, nice to know that you liked it!! Yes, cowls must be super fast to knit!

  8. Nicky January 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I love Magnum! I was introduced to it at my first VK NY fair about 4 years ago. I made my first pair of mittens from one of the skeins, they are just so deliciously warm. I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with your magnum

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing, Nicky! Yes, this yarn is so incredibly warm and cozy!

  9. autumngeisha January 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Ohhh, what beautiful yarn! I have an affinity for bulky roving yarn. So soft and quick to knit. Would be perfect for a cowl. Have fun swatching with it!

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Tien! It is my first fiber experiment with the roving yarn and it is just amazing!

  10. Andrea @ This Knitted Life January 9, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    It does look like liquid metal! I love how soft waving yarns are. Enjoy this one!

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Andrea! I am sooo enjoying it 🙂

  11. sarah w. January 9, 2017 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    What beautiful yarn. I was just telling someone the other day that I was craving a bulky project. They are usually so quick and satisfying. Please be sure to show us how it knits up! Looking forward to seeing your special project.

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Sarah! Oh, I really wish I could show you the project, but I have to wait some time before revealing the details. One thing for sure – it works great with texture!

  12. Christine January 10, 2017 at 4:28 am - Reply

    What cozy looking yarn. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. : )

    • Alina January 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Christine! It is definitely very cozy!

  13. Monica January 11, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    when I saw the picture on Instagram, my first thought was Magnum, and I was right! I love this yarn as well, I made some chunky cowls a while back using it, and they are luscious. And the colours it comes in are also very nice. Cannot wait what you turn it into….

    • Alina January 12, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Thank you for sharing, Monica! Happy to read so many good reviews about this yarn! I love every stitch that I make with it!

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