Lion Brand have strengthened the usually delicate chenille fabric to create a stronger fiber to hook making it a great choice for blankets and garments. Create the familiar Lion Brand Chenille super bulky rib look by hooking into the back loop only of the previous row of stitches. A great super bulky yarn for fast moving projects! Chenilles, unlike other yarns, are not named for the fibers that create the characteristic soft pile we know and love, but are named after caterpillars who have similar fuzzy hairs to protect them! In fact 'chenille' in French means caterpillar!