Blacker Swan – Colour Card

£3.50
4-ply and DK
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
4-ply 175m (190yds), DK 110m (119yds)
Needle
4ply UK11 (US3) DK UK 8 (US6)
Hook
4ply 3mm, DK 4mm
Tension
4ply 28sts x 34rows, DK 20sts x 28rows
Finish: Woollen or Worsted
Worsted
Handle
Fine

In Stock

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.

Our latest colour card contains a sample of all colours in our current stock, and an additional sample so you can compare the 4ply and DK weight of wool. We are happy to have some of our shades back in stock, particularly Mountain Berry, which we have not had for a while.

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