Category Archives: Billow

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Yep, it’s another Billow Blanket

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Billow for blankets of any shape and size? I am officially hooked! This is my second blanket that I've made with this bulky cotton and there are just so many reasons why I will inevitably continue to make more. Aside from Billow's supreme softness, I adore how the slight thick-and-thin nature of Billow translates in crocheted stitches. Plus, it's an excuse to whip out my hefty 6.5mm crochet hook! And that means lots of progress in short amounts of time, which is insanely satisfying when it comes to making blankets.

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Six Point Tee

The days are (slowly!) getting warmer here in the Northwest, and so I was inspired to knit something a little more spring-like than my usual warm hats and cardigans. I was paging through knit.wear's Spring/Summer 2014 issue and when I spotted the Six Point Tee, I knew I'd found my next project. It was so beautifully simple and stylish, and with the bulky weight yarn it'd work up quickly. This is important because while I really enjoy the process of knitting, I love wearing the finished product more!

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Finally Finished! The Billow Blanket

The feeling must be similar as to when one welcomes their first child into the world: you waited soooo long for it, upon its arrival you giddily parade it before all, and many people - even strangers - want to hold it, again and again. Yep, I just finished my first crochet 'child', the massive Billow blanket. Well, the first crochet child of mine that I like (ugh, you messy cowl!).

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Striped Billow Blanket

Oh, buttery-soft Billow, I've been waiting for you for ages. I've had the prototype skein of Billow on my desk for months, and it's easily the most-petted yarn sample in my office. It's soft yet sturdy, knits up quickly, and makes you look like The Fanciest Knitter in the World when all you're actually doing is miles of stockinette. This line is a completely new concept for Knit Picks - the 8-ply thick-and-thin structure gives you a yarn that knits up into a slightly slubby, richly textured fabric.  We wanted to show off that texture to best effect, and consequently Billow was a challenge regarding color selection. We wanted to come up with softly saturated colors that came together unexpectedly in a fresh palette, and we also were trying to include a good range of neutrals (both browns and greys) in order to make the line more versatile.  It's a great mix of colors, and they work together in surprising ways but can also stand on their own in solid-color projects.

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Billow Photo Contest!

You've seen our projects in Billow over the past 2 weeks...now we want to see yours! We are all very much in love with our Billow projects and want to see what our friends have been doing with our newest yarn.  So we're having a contest where you can win a $100 Knit Picks gift certificate!

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Jury Duty Pullover

I just can't get over HOW SOFT THIS YARN IS! I've been looking forward to our very first shipment of our brand new yarn, Billow, since the day we decided to add it to our lineup for 2013. I love the soft, luscious color palette, the wonderfully tactile thick-and-thin strand and... did I mention the color palette?!

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Simply Striped Shrug

Well, I think it's time for another Freebie Friday! This week, Erica Jackofsky shares with us her newest pattern - and it uses our brand new yarn Billow! This is her Simply Striped Shrug - what a great way to use Billow!

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The Ultimate Billow Blanket

When our latest yarn Billow first arrived to the office, I was in the same boat as all of my crafty coworkers: completely head-over-heals, need to have it in my life, in love with this yarn. Unfortunately, this caused me great anxiety as I am very much a one-at-a-time project kind of gal – but Billow was just so tempting! Considering I was going to break my “one project” rule for Billow (I have an in progress cowl on the needles), I methodically rummaged through my books and patterns looking for the perfect project. my ultimate billow blanket, nestled nicely on top of my couch

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Podcast Episode 208: New Spring Pattern Collections & Yarn

The anticipation of spring can only mean one thing – new yarn and new pattern collections! It’s been a bundle of excitement here at Knit Picks, and Stacey chats with Jenny about all of the wonderful new things that are lined up for this month. Billow! First up is Billow, the newest member of the Knit Picks yarn family. Jenny and Stacey chat about Billow, our new bulky cotton ...

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