When it comes to selecting the right yarn for your summer knitting projects, finding the perfect balance of breathability, softness, and versatility is key. That's where De Rerum Natura's Robinsoncomes in—a yarn that effortlessly embodies all these qualities and more.
Robinson is a delightful blend of Merino d'Arles wool and recycled cotton, resulting in a light-worsted-weight yarn that is tailor-made for warm weather knits. The addition of cotton not only brings a refreshing summer vibe but also lends a softness to the yarn, making it a joy to work with. One of the standout features of Robinson is its interesting texture and mottled appearance (thanks to the cotton!), adding depth and character to your projects.
Robinson - 60% unbleached Arles merino, 10% black French merino, 30% recycled cotton
Although it feels dry to the hand initially, Robinson truly comes to life after a gentle washing. With each wash, this yarn blooms and softens, ensuring that your finished piece becomes even more cozy and inviting over time, and with a range of eleven beautiful colors achieved through natural plant extracts, Robinson offers shades that will make your projects truly shine. From vibrant hues to earthy tones, there's something for everyone.
Ready to cast on? We've handpicked patterns that perfectly complement Robinson's qualities, giving you plenty of inspiration for your next project! From lightweight sweaters to breezy shawls and delicate accessories, you'll find designs that showcase the yarn's unique beauty. Check them out below!
Diskan by Solen Couix-Loarer
Designed specifically for Robinson, Diskanmakes the most of its crisp stitch definition for an all over texture (made up of only knit and purl stitches) that you will love to see emerge from the needles. It is knitted seamlessly from the neckline with a rounded yoke and is detined to be a staple in any wardrobe.
The Weekender has been a fan favourite since its release, and it's easy to see why. Texture, faux seams, drop shoulders, and some positive ease, it's a recipe for a seriously versitile piece that would showcase the unique mottled colours of Robinson beautifully. We love Andrea's suggestion of leaving the sleeves off for a warm weather version that you can layer with long sleeve tees for those transitional months.
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
If meditative knits with thoughtful details are your making vibe then Felix from Amy Christoffersis likely already on your radar. Delicate eyelets along the raglan shaping break up a sea of soothing stockinette to create the perfect cardigan for slipping over your shoulders in the summer evening. Robinson's crisp stitch definition would really bring out the lace, and would look particularly lovely in shades Citronade or Sirene.
The colour palette of Robinson is calling out for a little colourwork, and you could really get your creative juices flowing selecting colours for Nefeli. Knit top down, you have just a little short row shaping before embarking on the joyous yoke, and as it has short sleeves, it will be off your needles and paired with your favourite linen skirt in no time!
Rota Sleeveless Top by Irene Lin
And finally, if you are looking for something seriously chic and speedy to whip up for this summer, take a look at Rota. Bands of open lattice and textured stitches are joined together by a stunning split hem detail and ribbed edging that gives the perfect polished look to this effortless summer top. It will work up so quickly you could easily do one in every colour!