Blacker Swan, launched in 2012, is based on a partnership started between Blacker Yarns and Andrez and Ali Short from Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands.  Andrez and Ali have now retired and their last clip is in production.   They have handed on the flock to Mike and Donna Evans at Spring Point Farm.  Like the Shorts, the Evans will shear these specialist Dohne merino sheep, sort and grade the fleeces and send them by ship to the UK, where we turn the fine white 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.

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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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