Meet Big Nom, a super-soft, super-squishy, thicker version of our fingering weight Nom yarn. It’s got the same 80/10/10 merino/cashmere/nylon blend but can be knit with the speed of a much chunkier yarn. Big Nom is classified as an aran weight, and is extremely versatile. For hats, use a size 7 US needle and the fabric will hold its shape and not fall off your head in the wind. For  scarves or shawls, move up to a 10.5 US needle and you’ll get a nice, flowing fabric.

190 yards per 105 gram ball. $26 for semi-solid colors, $29 for self-stripe.


On a personal note, I am already addicted to this yarn. So far I have knitted 2 hats and a shrug, and I will soon be warping my loom for a woven scarf. There has been so much fingering weight action around here that I forgot how nice it is to be able to cast on a project and finish it in a single evening. Chunkiness = SPEED!

Star-crossed beret, with an extra set of cables for extra slouchiness on my giant head:


Simple ribbed hat for my husband: