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Woolpower Big

Bulky 100% Wool

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Yarn information

  • Category:
    Sunshine prices
  • Brand::
    Happy Sheep
  • Content:
    100% Wool
  • Weight:
    100 g (3.5 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    80 m (87 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
  • Recommended needles:
    8 mm (US 11)
  • Knitting gauge:
    11 stitches, 15 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    9 mm (US N-13)
  • Care instructions:
    Hand wash recommended
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Woolpower is a much-loved quality here in the shop and with  Woolpower Big, you’ll get an extra thick alternative of the same wonderful quality.

Woolpower Big consists of 100% pure wool and is unbelievably snuggly. To keep its natural look, the yarn is loosely twined meaning thickness may vary a little. However in return, the yarn will be soft and easy to work with despite the thickness.

It will be fast on big needles and we recommend 8 mm, but experiment. Even though the yarn is burly, you’ll easily get a really beautiful and slightly rustic look in your projects.

Sweaters, light jackets, cardigans, accessories, crocheted or knitted. These will all be lovely and warm in  Woolpower Big.

Woolpower Big can be felted and is greatly suited to use for all forms of felt such as; slippers, blankets, pot holders, and other interior items. Needless to say, this can all be done with this bulkier version, and the colors between the two thicknesses match. 

Woolpower has been rebranded into our Wool family. The product and the colors are exactly the same, it is just the label that has a new, fun look. Please bear with us while we phase out the stock with the older label. 

The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 1976-294). Find more information about the certification at

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (12)


I am totally on TEAM WOOLPOWER- if you had a team. I would make giant pompoms from WoolPower and I would lead all the knitters of the world in a cheer :-). I have tried a bunch of colors, this time deep mauve. The quality is awesome, the deepness of the color is just beautiful and it is spun so lightly that when knit into a hat, you can barely feel it on, and yet it is nice and warm and cozy. Also you get enough yardage you can save the ball and have enough to knit a striped hat with other leftover Woolpower.


I really enjoyed using this wool to make my husband a Range Cowl. The wool didn't split, feels substantial and sheepy, but isn't terrible as far as the "itch" factor. Not a ton of guard hairs/itchiness that would be off-putting. It felt really good on the hands as I knit.
I used a total of 7 skeins to make the col and mu husband was really happy with his cowl.
I will use this again on another outerwear project.


I got a few skeins of this to start learning nalbinding. It's going great. It felts easily, so joining yarn ends is quick and easy. It does come untwisted a bit while working, but that's pretty normal, especially with 1-ply yarn. I'm actually extremely pleased with how well it holds itself together; I'm fairly new to 1-ply and was expecting more trouble. It's also VERY soft.
Overall, very satisfied.


This yarn is thick! This should be obvious from the description, but I was unprepared for how thick the resulting material would be and how fast a skein would be used up (crocheting, not knitting). That said, I do really like it - it is soft and should make a nice felted material (just a bit thicker than intended). I used a 10mm crochet hook (vs a 6mm for the regular Woolpower).


I got this wool because it was an affordable 100% wool yarn. I got I think 10 balls of it in 5 different colors do nålebind some slippers for the house. This yarn is PERFECT for nålebinding it felts together SO easily for joining and makes such squishy finished items. It felts easily as you're wearing it as well so the more you wear it the warmer it becomes.

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