Yarn Bases

Robin's Promise Yarn Company currently offers four yarn bases from which to choose. Every base is available in the entire Robin's Promise colorway catalog.

  • Songbird – Fingering weight
  • Little Bird – Fingering weight
  • Two Sparrows – DK weight
  • Bird of Prey – Bulky weight

 

SONGBIRD

Songbird, my most popular base, is the PERFECT weight yarn for that sweater you want to wear every single day, the mittens you will wear on your daily commute, socks that keep your tootsies warm all winter and your favorite blanket you want to snuggle into nightly. I chose this yarn because of its ability to be a workhorse yarn while having a lovely drape and feel. This 4-ply, all-purpose and versatile fingering weight yarn will hold up to wear and has incredible stitch definition.

Songbird is a springy superwash merino that is super soft. Add that to 25% nylon for strength, you then have a yarn that will last for the ages with proper care. While this yarn is categorized as a superwash, handling your handmade items as gently as possible will extend your garment’s wear.

Each skein is hand-dyed, so color may vary from skein to skein. Further variance can be caused by color differences on your screen.

  • 4ply 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon 463 yds / 100g
  • May machine wash, cold, gentle; lay flat to dry
  • Size 1
  • Recommended needle/hook size 2.25-3.25mm
  • US 1 to 3 knit and B-1 to E-4 crochet

 

LITTLE BIRD

Little Bird is the PERFECT weight yarn for shawls. Its 100% superwash merino content allows for colors to fully penetrate the yarn fibers allowing for more vibrant color saturation. This springy superwash merino is a round yarn that blooms after washing. It is an all-purpose fingering weight yarn that has incredible stitch definition.

Each skein is hand-dyed, so color may vary from skein to skein. Further variance can be caused by color differences on your screen.

  • Fingering weight 4ply 100% Superwash Merino 438 yds/100g
  • May machine wash, cold, gentle; lay flat to dry.
  • Size 1
  • Recommended needle/hook size 2.25-3.25mm
  • US 1 to 3 knit and B-1 to E-4 crochet

 

Two Sparrows

Two Sparrows is my super-popular DK base! This 4-ply yarn is the PERFECT yarn sweaters, ponchos and socks that get daily wear. Two Sparrows is the DK equivalent to Songbird in fingering weight. I chose this yarn because of its ability to be a workhorse yarn while having a lovely drape and feel. This all-purpose and versatile DK yarn will hold up to wear and has incredible stitch definition.

Two Sparrows is a springy superwash merino that is super soft. Add that to 25% nylon for strength, you then have a yarn that will last for the ages with proper care. While this yarn is categorized as a superwash, handling your handmade items as gently as possible will extend your garment’s wear.

Each skein is hand-dyed, so color may vary from skein to skein. Further variance can be caused by color differences on your screen.

  • 4ply 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon 245 yds/100g
  • May machine wash, cold, gentle; lay flat to dry
  • Size 3
  • Recommended needle/hook size US 5 to 7 or 3.75 – 4.5 mm
  • 7 - I-9 or 4.5 – 5.5 mm crochet

 

Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey is an instantaneous gratification person’s dream! You want a project that will go fast and still feel like quality in your hands, then this yarn is for you! This 3-ply yarn is the PERFECT yarn for that super cute hat you want to do with the largest pom you can find. This gorgeous, fluffy yarn is the ticket for keeping your noggin or your phalanges warm. This yarn loves being dyed – the more the better! So be on the look out for deeply saturated colors in this line.

While this yarn is categorized as a superwash, handling your handmade items as gently as possible will extend your garment’s wear.

Each skein is hand-dyed, so color may vary from skein to skein. Further variance can be caused by color differences on your screen.

  • 3ply 100% Superwash Merino 106 yds/100g
  • May machine wash, cold, gentle; lay flat to dry
  • Size 5
  • Recommended needle/hook size US 9 to 11 or 5.5-8mm
  • K-10 ½ to M-13 or 6.5 – 9 mm crochet