When you want to whip up a finished knitted item in one weekend or have a gift to knit and you are on a tight deadline to get that present finished, a bulky weight yarn can be a factor in getting done fast.
When looking for bulky weight yarn to buy online, you have a variety of brands, colors and types to choose from. Some yarn brands will call this weight a chunky yarn or quick yarn, with basically the same thickness overall.
You can choose between solid colors, tweeds, heathers, prints, multicolors, self striping yarn and more.
For best results, you will want to choose a knitting needle size that corresponds well to knitting with this weight of yarn. The range of US size 9 (5.5mm) all the way through 15 (10 mm) knitting needles work best with bulky weights.