Knit Picks Twill Yarn Line Review
Here's the Youtube video showing off the yarns and the review
When I first heard about this new yarn line from Knit Picks I was intrigued. I was looking for an affordable option to make some new garments this coming winter. I was looking for a yarn that had great stitch definition, affordable, soft, and superwash. Twill seemed to hit all the points I was looking for in terms of affordability, the base of superwash, and the overall feel of the yarn.
I was very excited to get my hands on the yarn and see how it felt in person, how did it knit up, and also how will it wear over time.
"Like the fabric for which it’s named, Twill is a classic wardrobe staple with a beautiful structured drape just perfect for garments and accessories. The 3-ply twist and satisfying density of this 100% Merino wool yarn results in absolutely gorgeous stitch definition, making both intricate cables and straightforward stockinette shine. Twill is everything you’d want in a yarn: it’s bouncy, versatile, and luxuriously soft—it blocks beautifully too! Twill’s lovely sheen and next-to-skin softness combined with its machine washable convenience make it the stash essential you’ll reach for again and again."
Knitting it up:
I cast on a top-secret project for this yarn as soon as I received it. I found the yarn knit up beautifully and there were no snags or splitting in the yarn. I decided to use my Knit Picks Interchangeable Nickel Plated set. I loved how it felt with the nickel-plated needles.
When I started my cast on after a few rows my mind wandered off to all the possibilities of what the yarn would look like with different textures, cables, and designs. It was a joy to knit with and I'd love to explore more designs with this yarn in the future.
I loved working with Twill, I even loved it more knit up. After knitting up the sample for a new pattern I immediately ordered two sweater quantities in Sea Salt Heather and Serpent Heather. I think these will make incredible sweaters that will last years to come. Next up I know I'll need a sweater quantity in Graphite Heather because I love that dark grey!!
Twill worsted and fingering are great alternatives for hand-dyed yarns. I understand were not always able to afford the more expensive yarns, and Knit Picks is offering us this incredible alternative for more than half the price.
I think Twill would even be great as an accent to some hand-dyed yarns, you could use Twill as the main color but add your own skeins of yarn as colorwork? Don't be scared to add your own touch and mix and match yarns.
Let me know in the comments below what you would do with this yarn and what's your favorite colorway from the ranges? Are there any colors you'd like to see in this range that Knit Picks doesn't offer?
Quick Yarn Stats:
This range has 16 different colors
Fiber Content:100% Superwash Merino Wool
Knitting Gauge:4-4.5 sts = 1” on 6-9 US needles
Crochet Gauge:11-14 sts sc = 4” on I-K hooks
Care:Machine Wash Gentle Cold / Tumble Dry Low
This range has 10 different colors
Fiber Content:100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool
Knitting Gauge:7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge:21 – 32 sc = 4'' on B - E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm)
Care:Machine Wash Cold /Tumble Dry Low
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