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Chunky Autumn Knitwear To Inspire You

Autumn is all about cosy knits and autumn leaves. Sometimes chilly weather catches you by surprise and you need some new projects, quick! Fortunately, these patterns are easy to knit on big size needles for a chunky autumn knit. Try these patterns in this week’s collection to ensure you’re ready when the chilly weather arrives!

Chunky Lace Beanie


by Universal Yarn

This slouch hat has a special cable pattern that makes it so unique. Also, the crown decreases are worked into the lace patterning for an attractive looking top of the hat. Particularly, this pattern is also a great project if you love to knit hats and are starting to knit cables! All you need is one ball of any chunky yarn, and size 10 mm 16” HiyaHiya Bamboo circular.

Highland Wool Wrap


by Eileen Casey

This beautiful wrap, designed by Eileen Casey, features angel cables flowing down the centre-back, as well as on the two wings. With finished measurements of approximately 18” in width and 56” in length at the longest point, it also a perfect project for Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles.

Chunky Textured Sweater

by Beth Whiteside

The thick yarn knits up quickly to become this fashionable sweater. Also, it makes a warm but lightweight jacket particularly good for autumn or spring when you don’t want to wear a heavy coat. In a neutral colour as shown, it will be a go-to piece that you’ll wear often.

Cable Knit Wrists Warmers


by Nettie DiLorenzo

This stocking stitch wrist warmer pattern is simple but very stylish, if you have never done cabling before, then this is a good pattern to start you off, and once you’ve made one pair, you won’t be able to stop. You can use any good quality, soft chunky yarn for this project, which is perfect for beginners.

Chunky Cable Knit Boot Cuff

by Michelle Greenberg

These chunky boot toppers are crafted with bulky weight yarn and loads of lovely garter stitch so that you can work up a pair in no time. The sizes of these boot cuffs are super customisable and can be crafted to fit anyone from child size to XXL! This pattern is worked flat and then seamed at the end so you will need HiyaHiya fixed circular needles, a bulky weight yarn, and a tapestry needle and you’re good to go!

Chunky Slipper Socks


by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

“Soft, sturdy, snuggly!”
Slipper socks are one of our favourite quick knits. In a chunky yarn, they’re even quicker—and cosier! With a sturdy heel, a pretty slipstitch edging around the ankle, and oodles of warmth and squish, we never want to take these slippers off our feet! Particularly, for knitters that enjoy stitching intricate sock patterns, the HiyaHiya Flyers are the ideal tool that allows the stitches to slide smoothly from the cable to the tip.

Cable Headband

by Wiktoria Potocka

A super easy, super quick headband that makes a perfect last-minute gift! You can make one in less than two hours. Any chunky weight yarn will work, and you can get at least two headbands from one skein of the recommended yarn. This adorable headband is sure to keep your ears warm and cosy.

Cosy Cable Mittens


by Leelee Knits

This simple pattern guides you through knitting a gorgeous pair of thick and warm mittens using the magic loop method for knitting in the round. Try this fine pattern for mitten fun! For the experienced knitter, this is an evening project from start to finish. For the beginner, it may take a little longer, but it’s a fun pattern that you will want to knit again and again, it would be perfect for Christmas presents.

These knitted projects are perfect to unlock your chunky knitting skills. You can just scroll down the page to the individual pattern you like and click on the link to that pattern. We hope this has given you lots of inspiration for your next chunky project and expanding your autumnal knitting essentials from HiyaHiya Direct chunky needles range!