Wool and the Gang recently wrote me asking if I would like to try and review some of their yarn! I chose Crazy Sexy Wool. This yarn was sent to me for free, but all opinions are my own. I will not receive compensation for links in this review.

wool and the gang yarn

wool and the gang yarn

Crazy Sexy Wool is a Peruvian wool, super bulky, with 87 yards per 200g ball – they’re huge! I rarely knit with such bulky yarns, but they do appeal to me – the chunkiness of the stitches, the thickness of the fabric, the speed! For the curious, this yarn is 5 wpi.

I’ve decided to knit a simple cushion cover, knit diagonally like a washcloth, on 10mm needles. The yarn is a nicely spun single, which holds together well (no breaking) but it’s a touch splitty on these Denise needles. I’d suggest using a blunter needle if you have them.

wool and the gang yarn

The colours I chose are “zoot suit blue” and “sand trooper beige”. The blue is really lovely and rich, and the beige is just the kind of neutral, warm colour I crave in the fall. A fall jacket made from this yarn would be amazing.

wool and the gang yarn

Wool and the Gang has a pretty awesome story and mandate, to produce high-quality fashion (both yarns and finished products) that is made sustainably. They have quite a few items that you can choose to buy finished, or instead purchase a kit with everything you need! It’s a great way to get people thinking about where their clothes are coming from, and I think the high-fashion tone of the brand helps reach people who might otherwise think of knitting as stodgy.

Plus, Natalie works there! Hi Natalie!

Thanks to Wool and the Gang for giving me the opportunity to try out your yarn! What are you planning to make with bulky yarn this fall?

4 Responses to “Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool”

  1. Seanna Lea

    The last time I knit with a bulky was Cascade Magnum. It was awesome, but I found that I was bothered by the yarn leaving fuzz on all of my clothing (it was a scarf). Is this a bit more tightly spun and less likely to leave behind fuzz?

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  2. Allison

    Nice yarn! (I am also glad to learn that I am not the only person whose ruler looks like that) I signed up for way more gift knitting this year, but if I find a hole in the time-space continuum I’m knitting a Plaidscape!

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  3. Sarah

    Wow, what a fun website & company. Thanks for sharing Laura. I just got some Lamb’s Pride Bulky from Brown Sheep Co. & will either knit Aidez or Jacqueline Cardigan. Not as bulky as the Crazy Sexy, but it’s fun to knit chunky.

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