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robin's egg blue with golden mustard speckles on a vanilla cream background -- good for assigned pooling projects
robin's nest sock yarn -- merino wool fingering-weight hand-dyed blue and cream speckled yarn
assigned pooling blue, yellow, and cream fingering-weight hand-dyed yarn

Variegated Yarn - Hand-Dyed Robin's Nest speckled merino blue and cream

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Our "Robin's Nest" sock yarn reminds us of beautiful, speckled blue eggs snuggled together in a mound of woven sticks. We dye this a creamy vanilla color, dip-dye it in sage (which turns blue against the vanilla), and then lightly speckle the rest with rustic mustard. It plays nicely with a number of our other colorways and could be part of a lovely fade project.

This dyeing technique makes assigned pooling projects easy or will knit or crochet up normally with pretty little hits of color throughout. 

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The extra-fine merino wool (19.5 microns) is especially cushy and feels great on sensitive skin. It's blended with a bit of nylon for extra durability -- perfect for long-wearing projects like gloves and socks. 

Created by us in our home state of Washington using professional commercial dyes that won't fade or bleed, because we steam-set them and then wash and rinse each one thoroughly.

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PATTERN RECOMMENDATIONS: 

  • Soho Orchid¬†-- free assigned pooling¬†knitting pattern¬†by Zuzana
  • Pop Shawl¬†-- assigned pooling¬†knitting pattern¬†by Dawn Barker
  • Crescent Puff¬†-- assigned pooling¬†crochet pattern¬†by Knitting Fairy Godmother
  • Sock Arms¬†-- a¬†non-assigned¬†pooling¬†knitting¬†pattern¬†works wonderfully with this yarn, too, and¬†Robin's Nest would be perfect as the sleeves in this pattern (it will look like organic stripes when knitting it up...pair with our Fall Forest as the body color for a chic look).¬†Pattern by Stephanie Lotven.

Need to understand what assigned pooling is? "How to Crochet in the "Assigned Pooling method" by J Hook Crochet provides a great explanation to both crocheters and knitters alike.

ABOUT THE YARN:

  • 100 grams / 400 meters (437 yards)
  • 4ply Deluxe Fingering Weight Sock Yarn¬†¬†
  • 85% Superwash Extrafine Merino (19.5 micron)
  • 15% Nylon Yarn¬†
  • Hand Wash in cool water / Dry Flat¬†
  • Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle (US 1.5 - 6 needle / Crochet C-G)
  • Gauge (stockinette stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Note: The fibers used in our yarn base are produced and processed in ways that do not harm the animals or the environment. We only use yarn made from shorn or naturally shed wool that is certified as mulesing-free. 

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Patricia F.
Lovely color‚ÄĒ all of my favorites

I haven’t had time to knit with this yet, but I have a project in mind for this summer. This checks all the boxes for a shawl I have my eye on, and I know the base will be perfect because I’ve knit with it before!

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Karen M.

Very soft yarn and pretty colors.

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Shelly C.
Love this yarn!!

The Extrafine Merino Sock yarn is the softest, finest yarn I have worked with! I absolutely Love It!
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Pepper H.
Love This Sock Yarn!!

This yarn was a joy to knit with and it washes up well too - no fading or pilling. I loved that the tonal color shifts add interest to the stockinette portions of the pattern but don't have enough contrast that they distract from the lace.

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Pepper H.
Beautiful and Ethically Sourced Sock Yarn

It's hard to find dyers that can certify that their wool is mulesing-free - I truly appreciate that Global Backyard takes the time to do this research and use ethically sourced yarn as their base. The dye job is beautiful - it's done in a small shop but using professional methods so the color doesn't rub off on your hands or fade in the wash.

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Pepper H.
Gorgeous Color and Super Soft

This yarn is so soft - it feels like cashmere! I'm using it to knit socks because it has the nylon mixed in, which is a must! I love the subtle color changes in the Cherry Blossom colorway! I also reached out to the dyer, Gina, and she is absolutely wonderful!!