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Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. The wonderful people at Willow Yarns provided the yarn for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. These opinions are 100% mine and are not biased in any way.

 


 

Yarn Name

Daily


Manufacturer 

Willow Yarns


Yardage

DK: 284 yd/100g, Worsted: 218 yd/100g, Bulky: 106 yd/100g


Fiber Content

100% Superwash wool


Weight

Light/DK/3, Worsted/Medium/4, Bulky/5


Washing 

Machine wash.


Price 

$5.99


Where to purchase online

Willow Yarns Website, Herrschners

From the Yarn Company

“The more you knit and crochet, the more you feel there are some yarns you could stitch with every day for the rest of your life. Enter Willow Daily—a soft, easy-care wool yarn available in three weights and an expansive color range of solids, heathers, and multis. At our European mills, our superwash wool is treated with a special combination of materials to protect it during day-to-day at-home care. ” See more on their website HERE.

Initial Thoughts

Willow Yarns is a new-ish yarn company. I’ve heard of them before but had not really had a chance to try their yarn until now. I wanted to try a yarn that would be a good staple so Daily was a great choice. When my yarn arrived I loved how big and plump it looked. Before diving it I like to inspect my yarn. It looked like a nice wool. It has a very slight fuzz to it (like wool tends to have) and looks so comfy and cozy.

Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

Daily is a Superwash wool. It has 4 plys with a medium twist and is a nice round, airy yarn. Immediately I can tell it will be really warm. I also really liked the colors they sent. They both have a slight heathered look to them. They sent a catalog and they have a TON of colors to choose from! I also really like that it comes in 3 different weights.

Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

For the yardage and the quality of the yarn at $5.99 a ball I think that’s great. You can purchase through their website, Herrchners or you can request a catalog.

How it Works up

I made it through a good chunk of one ball and found no knots or weird bits.

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Daily is really easy to knit and crochet with. There’s no issues of splitting or the yarn getting too slippy. It actually had just the right amount of grip and it really helped me keep an even tension.

Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

Just as I thought it would the fabric worked up to be squishy and cozy. I really like how purl bumps pop and stitches cuddle up to one another like a pile of sleeping kitties. Who doesn’t love fuzzy little kitties!?

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As far as blocking I tried 3 methods. I wet blocked, steam blocked and just threw it in the wash (because it is machine washable after all!). I think it depends on the look you’re going for but I liked the wet block best. As with most wools when it’s wet you can manipulate it into the shape you want. While machine washing is easy there’s not a lot of control there. Although, I do really like how plump and full the swatches looked after being washed.

Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

Durability

I washed this swatch 5 times and rubbed it together in between each wash.

Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

The swatch has some fuzz to it but the yarn had that to begin with and there’s no beginnings of any pilling. It’s soft and cozy. My stitches have evened out…I really like how it turned out.

Willow Yarns Daily: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

This yarn is super durable. It could defiantly be used to make a sweater you’ll wear again and again without worrying about it starting to look worn out. I also stuck the swatch in the neck of my shirt to see how soft it was and it doesn’t have that scratchy feel you think about with wool. It was nice and I didn’t mind it up against my skin.

Pattern Ideas

As I was swatching I couldn’t help but think of sweaters and cardigans. It would be perfect. I could also see it used for socks, lovely cowls, mittens, anything you’d want to be warm and cozy!

You can pop over to Willow Yarns website to view all the great pattern they have written just for Daily.

Conclusion

Willow Yarns Daily is a yarn you’ll reach for again and again. The color selections is HUGE and with 3 weights of yarns to choose from the project ideas are almost endless. You can also see more Daily by checking it out on Ravelry HERE. 

I hope you enjoyed this yarn review! You can browse more reviews HERE. Do you know of a yarn you’d like to see reviewed? Feel free to contact me HERE let me know what yarn you’d like to see and I’ll try to get my hands on some 🙂

Katy

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