Fiber Content: 100% Pima Cotton
Weight: Bulky Weight
Knitting Gauge: 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on #10 - 11 needles (6.0mm-8.0mm)
Crochet Gauge: 8–11 sc = 4'' on K-M hooks (6.5mm - 9mm)
Yards: 120
Grams: 100
Put Up: hank
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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Billow

$5.39 - $5.99 100g / hank


Billow is all about creature comforts: oversized cowls and wraps, lazy weekend pullovers, and cozy blankets that hug you back. Eight plies of super soft pima cotton create a slightly thick and thin texture for a feel that is both rustic and modern all at once. A bulky weight yarn, Billow works up quickly while the luxuriously soft feel makes it the perfect treat for those with sensitive skin. With a contemporary and sophisticated palette that spans 16 stunning colors, Billow’s cloud-like softness is sure to tempt your needles and hooks to cast on your next project right away.
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5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. I live the thin and thick. It makes for unique cowls and afghans. I have made for warm your sweetheart crochet cowls twice as long as the pattern calls for and two chevron blankets.

4 out of 5 stars

While I agree with the other reviews listed here regarding shedding and unevenness, I still love this yarn. I can't believe how soft it is. I just finished crocheting a blanket for a wedding gift and immediately bought more yarn to make one for my husband and me ( especially since he kept commenting on how much he loved the blanket). So yes, this does get a bit uneven (not super noticeable for a crocheted afghan, though) and it does shed a lot, but man if you're not going to have something super cozy at the end of your project!

4 out of 5 stars

I ordered this yarn in Clarity color, it was for a newborn photoshoot costume (pants and a hat) and it worked great! The color is as pictured, I winded yarn in a ball by hand with no problem, it looked like it was going to peel while knitting but actually it didn't! For me thick&thin aspect wasn't super bad, I expected bigger difference in thickness after reading the reviews. I think I used 5mm needles and just plain stockinett looks great. It's very soft and nice to skin (a little heavy though, but it was expected too). Overall pleased and would order again, I have a cardi in mind for it.

2 out of 5 stars

Yarn is think in some places and thin in others which makes it hard to knit with. I used the yarn to make a cardigan. The yarn is very soft, but when I wore the cardigan, I had fuzz all over my pants.

1 out of 5 stars

Sorry..not a fan at all! The thick and thin parts makes my knitting urn out horrible..uneven and messy..never again! Plus it pills like crazy...my white pants are grey, my black ones are have white fuzz all over them...never again!

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is so soft and smooth. I love the thick-n-thin aspect of it, too; it makes for an interesting FO. The colors are amazing. It is a bit "dusty" to work with, but whatever, not that big of a deal. All in all, I love this yarn so much, and look forward to using it again.

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this yarn! Beyond softness, one of the qualities I enjoy the most is the varying thickness. It gives it the look of a hand spun and makes the finished product look that much more interesting. The colors are rich and saturated, and I hope you will bring it to us in a wider palette! KnitPicks is the best knitting site I've found -- I'm a loyal customer forever!

4 out of 5 stars

I ordered this yarn to knit a sweater that called for bulky yarn. Cons: The description says "slightly thick and thin" but to me, it's a lot more than slightly. As others have posted, it is a frequent change and it changes all the way to a fingering/lace weight yarn. I truly wouldn't have ordered it, if the description was accurate. Secondly, it sheds. A lot. I am hoping that will stop. Pros: It is honestly the softest yarn I have ever touched. I am finding it very enjoyable to knit with. The colors are gorgeous and have a lot of depth. I would definitely order more of this yarn for other projects. As a matter of fact, I am planning to knit a sweater for my son with it. I just need to remember the thick/thin issue.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn, it is positively the softest I have ever touched. I love the varying thickness, in a double-knit scarf it provides such an interesting added dimension. I'm annoyed at the people leaving bad reviews because they didn't read the product description regarding varying thickness. My only wish is for a larger colour palette.

2 out of 5 stars

I love the feel and colors, however the width varies significantly every 3-5 inches, which creates uneven stitches and easy tangles. I'm having such a bitter sweet love affair with this yarn. I love the softness but the width issues are too much

3 out of 5 stars

Billow is super soft and the colors are absolutely gorgeous! That said, I have the same problem that other reviewers had with the yarn thickness. It is just barely a bulky weight yarn to begin with, and the thickness is extremely inconsistent. It will be worsted weight for a few inches, then narrow all the way to lace weight! The narrow parts usually only last a few inches but it's enough to make for some very uneven stitches. I'm making a few different cowls with this yarn but there are gaps where the yarn is so skinny. Not sure I would buy this yarn again unless the consistency issues are resolved :(

5 out of 5 stars

I haven't started working with it yet but they are soooooo soft (!!!) and the colors are gorgeous down to earth tones and very well saturated. I'm definitely buying more of billow, I just wish they had more colors!

5 out of 5 stars

Loved this yarn. The varying thickness kept my plain stitch interesting and the yarn is so soft. The colors are also wonderful!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! It is very soft to touch, and easily worked up. I ordered my Billow yarn for a granny square throw project, and could not be more pleased with the quality of the material, as well as the colours I chose (Sagebrush, Gosling, and Comfrey). Like another reviewer, I also found the areas of the yarn where the diameter was finer, could be difficult to create a uniform look (especially because I am crocheting granny squares). Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this yarn!! :)

1 out of 5 stars

I did not like the yarn. It ranged from extremely thin to somewhat thick. I'm not sure why this is considered in the bulky yarn category. I still made an infinity scarf, but the cotten leaves pills all over my wool coat. Not a fan.

3 out of 5 stars

Well, the yarn isnt bulky all the time, one inch is bulky than it turns fingering... the result is not clear at all...

1 out of 5 stars

I was convinced this was some of the best yarn ever until I noticed little bits of it all over my clothes and furniture and I kept feeling its tiny fibers getting into my eyes and nose and throat while I was working with it. Halfway thru my full sized blanket I realized it pills like nobody's business. It's so bad that I can't give the blanket as a gift as I had planned because I'd hate for the recipient to have to deal with this. Very, very disappointed.

5 out of 5 stars

I would like to knit the Infinity it says 300g billow does that mean 2 balls of 100g ?and where can i buy the yarn please

4 out of 5 stars

Wonderful soft yarn! So fun to work with. My only complaint is that the thin portion of the yarn is sometimes the thickness of sewing thread, which always makes me nervous when working a pattern. I think a bit more attention to the diameter of the thin portion of the yarn (e.g., making it a bit thicker so that the thread weight is gone) will make this superb yarn even better in the future. Can't wait for the colors to be restocked, and possibly expanded! :)

5 out of 5 stars

In LOVE with Billow yarn. Just knitted a beautiful infinity scarf with it and its so soft and modern. Just wish there were even more colour options in this yarn

5 out of 5 stars

The colors are what first drew me in with Billow. They are subtle yet saturated, and look beautiful together in any combination. Knitting and crocheting with cotton yarn has been a love-hate sort of endeavor for me, but Billow turned that to love. It's soft and doesn't leave my hands feeling chafed. I'll definitely buy more.