I have seen a lot of experienced knitters talk about the “chunky” gauge preferences of new knitters with disdain. It’s either we’re lazy, or don’t want to commit so much time to a project. This is all true, of course, but I’d like to put forth another one – I just like chunky weight knits. I was going through my closet this weekend and all the sweaters I have bought in the last five years are all chunky weight. I don’t have any fine knit pieces because they just don’t appeal to me. So it would follow that I would prefer to make chunky knitted items for myself.