Happy summer-is-almost-here, friends! For us in the Northern Hemisphere, these are exciting times. Although we often dip to colder temps after some nice spring-time days in May, Toronto had a dreadfully cold start to the month. So I’m extra-excited to be able to focus on summer knits and crochet items!
Today I wanted to share a gorgeous yarn from my friends at KnitPicks and We Crochet. I’ve seen this yarn on social media, and even ordered some late last year to crochet, but really only knitted a project with it this month. And let me tell you, I am OBSESSED!
KnitPicks Billow Yarn is a 100% Pima Cotton yarn that is bulky weight (and we don’t often have bulky yarn options for summer!), and available in a lovely range of colours. Who doesn’t LOVE bulky weight yarn — it works up so quickly! And what makes Billow really special is its texture: it is composed of eight plies of pima cotton spun with varying thickness, leading to thick and thin spots in the yarn, for a gorgeous finish. The yarn looks like heirloom spun yarn, and it’s beautiful.
Can you see the beautiful texture?
Not only is this a bulky weight, quick-knitting yarn, but it is impossibly soft! Cotton sometimes has a reputation for perhaps not being the softest yarn, but Billow is so soft, it could be used for baby makes.
What do you think of my Santa Fe Cardigan as it works up?
When I first started this WIP, I was going to make it a simple white Billow cardigan, perfect for those cool summer nights or in air conditioning… but I really wanted to practice my intarsia knitting, as well as use as many Billow colours as I could! I love the way this yarn’s shades complement each other!
The white on its own would have been so beautiful as well!
Have you ever worked with Billow Yarn? If not, could you see yourself making something with it?
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