Published on September 6th, 2017 | by Merion


Introducing Chunky Pots from Paintbox Yarns!

What do you get if you cross Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn, and a paintbox full of gorgeous colours? Paintbox Chunky Pots!

Chunky pots


We are so excited to show you the latest treat from Paintbox Yarns! Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots are the newest offering from the great paintbox itself – self-striping yarn cakes that use Paintbox Yarn’s fabulous signature colour range!

PB chunky pots

Each Chunky Pot contains 200g of yarn – that’s 272m/297.5 yards – and there are 10 fabulous colour combinations to choose from! It’s super soft, and gorgeous to handle and wear – and because it’s knitted with 6mm needles, it is perfect for those patterns you want to get finished fast!

Chunky pots

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Meet the colourways!

There are 10 fabulous colour combinations to choose from, all selected from Paintbox Yarns’ gorgeous shade palette!

Making Hay: five calm neutrals blended with deep base notes in slate grey and conker brown, a perfect combination for calm!

Party Streamers: rainbow brights with with a primary colour theme, blended with teal, Kelly green and magenta!

Feeling Blue: if you love blues, this heady mix brings four shades of blue with white

Fairy Tale: muted pinks and greys make this fairy tale a dream to knit and wear!

Peach Bellini: a cosy blend of warm peaches, apricot and neutrals is perfect for slouchy sweaters, hats, scarves and wrist warmers, perfect for autumnal walks!

Harvest: this rustic combo just calls out for ponchos and cardigans! Knit a wrap and swirl it around your shoulders in this warm toned blend of mellow yellows and rusts.

Lavender Fields: walk through fields of purple in this swirl of pale lavender through to deep aubergine – gorgeous for shawls and scarves!

Paradise: there’s a hint of pioneer in this bright, bold combination of blues and orange! Bring out the explorer in your needles with this refreshing colourway – perfect for jumpers and blankets for bright but chilly days!

Sweet Dreams: pastel sherberts and ice cream shades combine to soothe little ones to sleep – the Sweet Dream combo is perfect for baby blankets, shawls and little cardigans.

Constellation: dream of the stars with this beautiful blend of dark and light – deep navy and grape are lifted by pale blues and greys to reflect skies full of twinkling stars – just imagine an infinity scarf and hat to match!

Chunky Pots are full of the same Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn you love, with five shades in each pot!

  • Great for new knitters
  • Super stitch definition
  • No need to change yarn each time you change colour
  • Chunky yarn works up fast on 6mm needles
  • 10 fabulous colourways to choose from
  • Washable and drier safe (at low temperatures)
  • Use for any chunky weight pattern

For fun, I decided to put a Chunky Pot to the test with a simple two-rectangle poncho. I knitted two rectangles 50 stitches wide, 26 rows deep on 6mm needles, and made some pom poms to decorate! Here’s the result! A sweet little poncho! You can use this poncho recipe and add any embellishment you like – cables, different stitches, crochet edging – and just scale up or down the size of the rectangles (as an approximate guideline, your rectangles need to be half their length deep to keep the neckline roomy enough for a head – but if you find that you have made your neckline too big, pick up the stitches and add a rib!)


Get the hots for Chunky Pots!


About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: September 8th, 2017.

8 Responses to Introducing Chunky Pots from Paintbox Yarns!

  1. Carol K says:

    How is this yarn for crocheting an Afghan. What size hook if it can be used.

  2. Kathie says:

    What type of yarn

  3. Nancy says:

    I would like to know if there are afghan patterns for this new yarn. I don’t make sweaters or ponchos or other stuff, just afghans and scarves.
    It says “chunky” but it doesn’t look very chunky in the person’s hands. It looks more like a worsted weight or closer to that than a chunky. How does any yarn get the designation of chunky?

  4. Gwynneth says:

    Are the colours knotted together like other cakes? As lovely as the cake yarns look I’ve been put off by the way the colours are joined. If i wanted knots I’d choose my own colours and knot them together 😂

  5. Annette Innes says:

    I liked the pattern suggested for chunky pots in the promo (rainy day overcoat) but would like to make it for a 5 year old. A different yarn is suggested for that pattern (simply chunky). If it is interchangeable how many balls would I need and should I make the 4-5 or the 5-6 year old as my grandson is quite a talk 4 year old? Thanks

  6. Jayne Birch says:

    Where can we purchase?

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