Highlighting our Yarn Bases: Big Birdie

Dimond Laine Big Birdie launched in 2022 and quickly became a firm favorite. We turned up the volume on our beloved Birdie base with this custom-milled soft and delicious Suri alpaca spun around a silk core. It’s an Aran-weight shapeshifter yarn – we like it at a bulky-, Aran-, or worsted weight gauge for garments and accessories alike. We offer this yarn in 174-yard, 100-gram skeins in both custom colors from the mill and in hand-dyed colors created at our dye lab on Bainbridge Island. Big Birdie guarantees projects of fluffy, squishable warmth that are a joy to knit! Your fabric will be cloudlike and so soft – if you love the look of chunky knits without the weight then Big Birdie is for you!

We love this yarn for anything you want to be incredibly cozy in. Need ideas for knits? 

Try our Breton Shawl (3 skeins), Fancy sweater (4-8 skeins), Rakish Shawl (3-5 skeins), Sherbet Bandana (1 skein), Stripes-A-Plenty Shawl (4 skeins), all available on Ravelry at The Lamb & Kid Designs.

Our friend Caitlyn Turowski, Wanderlust Knitter, designs frequently with Big Birdie too – try her Bright Here Bright Now Cardigan, Bright Here Bright Now Vest, Vintage & Variety, or her Wavy Gravy Wrap.

Other designs to try could include the Felix Cardigan by Savory Knitting, Turtle Dove by Espace Tricot, or the Waves of Change Jacket by Denise Bayron.

Big Birdie shines in a good pattern riff too. We’ve had a ton of fun recently with Cady Jax’s Weekender KAL, “blowing up” Andrea Mowry’s Weekender sweater pattern. Or, try a Nanaimo cardigan from Good Day, Night with Big Birdie double or with a strand of The Lamb & Kid Monstro for an accessible quick knit – Sarah’s on her third!

Interested in trying Big Birdie? Order in stock custom colors here – or watch our Dyed-To-Order announcements via Instagram or our newsletter for available colors offered several times each month. Or, call our Bainbridge Island shop during our business hours at 206-201-3563

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