Last week I shared my overview review of some spring and summer yarns that are available from our friends at WeCrochet. If you missed it, check it out HERE. One yarn that was a part of that review was WeCrochet’s Billow yarn. As promised, I will be doing an in-depth review of WeCrochet Billow today.
This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:
WeCrochet Billow Yarn:
- Current Number of Colourways Available: 18. Check them out HERE.
- Fiber Content: 100% Pima Cotton
- Weight: 5 (Bulky)
- Package Size: 100g
- Yardage: 120 yd / 110 m
- Suggested Hook Size: 6.5 – 9mm (K – M)
- Suggested Needle Size: 6 – 8mm (US 10 – 11)
- Crochet Gauge: 8 – 11 scs = 4″
- Knitting Gauge: 3 – 3.75 sts = 1″
- Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat
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The first thing that I noticed when I picked WeCrochet Billow out of the box was how incredibly soft it is. This yarn is deliciousy soft. Like, I dream about you at night, soft. I couldn’t stop squeezing it and it was caked up and on my hook within minutes. But, there was something about this yarn I hadn’t expected. The plied strand has a thick and thin texture. This means it doesn’t have a consistent strand weight. At first, I was disappointed because I am not normally a fan of yarns that lack a consistent strand weight. But I perservered because between the softness and the gorgeous colours, this yarn was calling to me from the shelf begging me to give it a second chance.
And I did and boy, am I glad that I did. *Cue romatic, falling in love music*. I played around with the yarn, determined to figure out something that would work with the yarn but also appease my need for consistency and even fabric. My work was rewarded and once I found that sweet spot I couldn’t put it down. The yarn was delightful to work up and gave my fabric the most yummy texture from a super simple stitch. Below you can see my basic stitch swatch in the Tumeric colourway that I did with an 8.0mm crochet hook.
If you’re a fan of chunky weight yarns and get bummed out because spring and summer yarns tend to be lighter weight and therefore, take longer to work up then you’re going to love WeCrochet Billow. Projects with WeCrochet Billow work up quickly and it’s delightfully soft. My personal preferences and recommendations for projects with this yarn would be home decor items, accessories like bags, wall hangings and small wearable accessories that you don’t mind washing by hand. I personally think that garments worked up in this, although super soft, would also be incredibly heavy so keep that in mind if you’re planning on making a wearable item in this yarn. This is a yarn that surprised me a lot but pushed me outside of my comfort zone and I’m all the happier for it.
Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried WeCrochet Billow yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
If you’re intersted in giving WeCrochet Billow yarn a try, check it out HERE.
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