Blacker Swan is our signature yarn that we launched in 2012. It is made from the fine white fleeces of Dohne sheep, residents of the Falkland Islands.

Traceability

We source our fleeces from local/small businesses whenever we can and Blacker Swan was created as a partnership arrangement with Andrez and Ali Short of Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands. Andrez and Ali retired and handed on their flock to Mike and Donna Evans at Spring Point Farm.  The Evans shear these specialist Dohne merino sheep, sort and grade the fleeces and send them by ship to the UK, where we turn the fleeces into luxurious worsted spun single flock yarns.

In order to enhance the base shade and reduce the tendency of Merino to pill, we also add 8% Shetland or dark Blue-faced Leicester wool to our Pale Maiden base yarn and 15% to the Stone and Sand bases.  The small amount of dark fibre increases the depth of dye shades and enhances the special Swan palette. Dusty Miller is pure Merino. The handle is very smooth, soft and luxurious: possibly the best knitting yarn in the world!  Being worsted spun, the yarn has a bulky, drapey quality and good stitch definition, which will work well for structured and flowing garments and also for textures.

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Blacker Swan 4-ply

£9.90
4ply
Softness (of 1-3) Yarn Softness Level 1 Yarn Softness Level 2 Yarn Softness Level 3
Fibre
100% Wool
Breed
Falkland Island Merino, Shetland
Weight
50g
Ball/Skein Length
c.175m (c.190yds)
Needle
UK 11 / US 3
Hook
3mm
Tension
28 sts / 34 rows
Finish: Woollen or Worsted
Worsted
Handle
fine

Blacker Swan 4-ply

£9.90

  • Mountain Berry (Burgundy)
    Stone Undyed (Mid Grey)
    Pale Maiden Undyed (Pale Grey)
    Dusty Miller Undyed (Off White)
    Sand Undyed (Fawn)
    Cinnamon Grass (Warm Brown)
    Teaberry (Pale Pink)
    Mountain Berry (Burgundy)
    Pimpernel (Deep Red)
    Sundew (Yellow)
    Balsam Bog (Lime Green)
    Tussac (Mid Green)
    Sea Green (Pale Turquoise)
    Teal (Deep Blue/Green)
    Navy
    Sea Foam (Pale Blue)
    Pale Lavender (Pale Purple)
    Lavender (Mid Purple)

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Jo Drake
Beautiful yarn

Beautiful colours and great quality, excited to start knitting!

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