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Super Bulky handspun yarn – merino and sparkle 2-ply – 39 yards

Super bulky Merino handspun yarn goodness with a daring sparkle auto-wrap to make it pop. Squishable goodness!

At a glance info:

  • hand spun by me using a lovely multi-shade commercial combed wool top, with a red sparkle thread as auto-wrap (read more bellow)
  • total length 39 yards, or 35.5 meters
  • 2-ply construction, super bulky weight


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 I created this super bulky handspun yarn from combed wool top in various gorgeous shades of red. There’s also surprising little bits of orange and blue mixed in.

I plied two threads together, making this a 2-ply construction. Since this handspun yarn is so chunky, it has a very well defined roundness to it, making it great for projects where stitch definition is a must.


Super chunky yarn is fabulous for quick knitting or crochet projects such as beanie hats. This yarn is waiting for you to turn it into something glorious to hang out in your very own handmade wardrobe.

What is autowrap in hand spinning?

Auto-wrap is when you add a fibre to your spinning/plying process but don’t hold on to it, you let it do its thing – this means it’ll wrap randomly around the yarn as you spin it, creating a beautiful, nearly messy overlay on it. As I was spinning this yarn, I let a lovely red thread auto-wrap around the skein, which created a beautiful sparkly detail all over. 

A little word about handspun yarns

Hand spun yarns are special and full of character. They have a personality that commercial yarn just can’t get close to. Each yard of fibre has passed through the spinner’s loving hand to become what it is now: a glorious, squishy skein waiting for your imagination to turn into a knitting or crochet project you can be proud of.

When crafting with handspun, you are picking up the spinner’s work, continuing the fibre’s journey, and making it your own.

Be a part of this amazing handmade artistry.

On colour accuracy

Please be aware that the colours shown on this yarn run true on my monitor but can vary on your screen depending on your settings.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions390 cm
Spinning Style

Autowrap, Worsted spun, Traditional

Spun From

Wool Top


  • Keep yarn in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the skein to avoid squishing it.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.


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Your new skeins will be carefully wrapped in a paper bag and shipped in a fully compostable mailing bag.  

UK shipping is £4 flat rate.

International shipping is £6 flat rate.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

(If you are outside of the UK, I might put your yarn in a vacuum sealed bag to save you shipping costs. Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage the fibre in any way!)

Your best crafting is my goal

I want you to absolutely love your knitting and crochet. I care whether that fab cardigan or pair of socks come to life. Your knitting and crochet needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My yarns,  project bags and stitch markers are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hello there, I’m Eleanor and my goal in life is to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey by dyeing the most fun yarns for your enjoyment.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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