One day, we'll have a Sampler Shawl knit in each one of our bases! It is such a wonderful way to, well, sample a new yarn. Almost as soon as we had Birdie DK in the shop, we had a Sampler Shawl on the needles. The yarn, the colors, the easily memorized pattern -- it's a trifecta of satisfaction. Your gauge may vary, but we used a US 9 needle throughout with Birdie DK.
We’re thrilled to offer this base for the first time – a 90% alpaca, 10% silk blend in a shapeshifting DK-weight to join our Birdie family. And, while Birdie DK is related to our beloved Birdie and Big Birdie bases, it is a base unto itself too – and we’re in love!
The higher alpaca content offers even more squishable softness than you’re used to in the rest of the Birdie family, and it provides a slubby, thick-and-thin quality to both the yarn in the skein and in the finished fabric. Speaking of the fabric, think texture – just a bit of wild wavy-ness to your finished stitches – in an overall cuddly and drape-y finish. Delicious.