Chunky patterns are increasingly sought after. They grow quickly and are incredibly warm and cosy. The increasing quality and choice of chunky yarns has helped this growth over the last few years so they are not so dowdy and dull as they used to and the patterns are nicer to look at and more wearable than ever. Chunky shows off cables beautifully. It can be mixed with other threads to add glitz and sparkle to your knitting. Fair - Isle and intarsia works well on a chunky scale especially for bigger projects and of course it is ideal for blankets and throws!