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 and 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 DK

£9.90
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
c.110m (c.119yds)
Needle
UK 8 / US 6
Hook
4mm
Tension
20 sts / 28 rows
Finish: Woollen or Worsted
Worsted
Handle
fine

Blacker Swan DK

£9.90

  • Dolphin
    Pebble
    Stone Undyed
    Pale Maiden Undyed
    Dusty Miller Undyed
    Sand Undyed
    Cinnamon Grass
    Teaberry
    Mountain Berry
    Pimpernel
    Sundew
    Gorse
    Hawkweed
    Balsam Bog
    Tussac
    Sea Green
    Teal
    Sky Grey
    Navy
    Sea Foam
    Pale Lavender
    Lavender
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