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Patterns by Indie Designers

We are always thrilled when indie designers choose to work with our yarns. This gives great diversity of ideas and talent to use our yarns in new and interesting ways. So please do contact us if you would like to work with us.

Below we show a seasonal selection of a few of these published designs, which we will update regularly. Each has a link to enable you to buy the pattern directly from the designer themselves. Many designers have made more than one pattern, or even books, in our yarns, so please do also look around their Ravelry or own web pages, as we are sure you will find much more of interest, all very possible to work with Blacker Yarns.

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  • Conifer Cardigan by Ella Austin

    Knit from the top down in one piece, Conifer is perfect for all precious little ones! Sizes To fit age 0-3 3-6 6-12 12-18 months Shown in size 3-6 months Skills Casting on, knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, stranded colourwork, working from a chart, casting off, picking up sts Gauge 28 sts and 40 rows to 10cm 4in over st st using 3mm needles, after washing and blocking 28 sts and 28 rows to 10cm 4in over stranded colourwork using 3mm needles, after washing and blocking Yarn Blacker Swan 4ply (100% merino; 175m 190yds per 50g ball) Yarn A: Pale Maiden 2 (3, 3, 4) x 50g balls Yarn B: Balsam Bog 1 x 50g ball for all sizes Needles and Accessories Always use needle size needed to get correct gauge. DPNs can be replaced with your preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round. 3mm US 2-3/UK 11 knitting needles 2.75mm US 2/UK 12 circular needles 3mm US 2-3/UK 11 DPNs 2.75mm US 2/UK 12 DPNs Stitch markers Waste yarn for holding stitches 6 (6, 6, 7) x 15mm ⅔in buttons Learn More
  • Marginalia Jumper by Karie Westermann

    Marginalia is a jumper worked top-down with raglan sleeves and decorative slip-stitch pattern around the hem and wrists. It is worked seamlessly in the round with slight waist shaping. The jumper is worked in Blacker Yarns Lyonesse DK, a wool/linen blend which feels amazing when worn. The jumper has a relaxed fit but, owing to the nature of the yarn, it is designed with some negative ease as the yarn relaxes over time. The pattern is fully written out with no charts. It includes a schematic and a section on how to raise the back for a good fit. Marginalia is inspired by how we read books, and our desire to create. Suitable for adventurous beginners/intermediate knitters. Yarn requirements: 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) balls in Moonstone (col A) 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls in Serpentine (col B) Learn More
  • Dohne Shawl by Gretha Mensen

    Dohne (do-knee). Wrap yourself in this warm and cozy shawl and feel hugged by the Dohne sheep. A collaboration with Blacker Yarns. Dohne is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge with a built-in I-cord edge. Although it looks like cables, there is not one cable involved in the textured stitch pattern. There are 2 versions of this shawl: texture & garter and texture only. The texture is quite addictive and you won’t be the only one feeling a little sad when binding off. The pattern is fully written and charted row by row until the first repeat of adding garter stitches to the shawl is done. Yarn Blacker Swan, Falkland Islands Wool DK (100% Pure New Wool), 50 gr-119yds/110m). A scrumptious, soft and smooth yarn. Samples shown in color: Stone. Version 1, texture & garter: 7 balls, 809yds/740m used. Version 2, texture only: 8 balls, 951yds/870m used (9 balls is recommended). Or any DK/Worsted weight yarn: Version 1: approx. 787-875yds (720-800m). Version 2: approx. 951/1060yds (870-970m). Materials US 7 (4.50 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or straight needles. Stitch markers, tapestry needle. Gauge One texture pattern repeat (12 stitches x 8 rows), blocked = 2.17” x 1.18” (5.5 x 3 cm). Garter stitch (17 stitches x 36 rows), blocked = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm). Gauge is not crucial at all but will affect final size and yardage. Finished dimensions Version 1: approx. 78.7” (200 cm) wingspan along top edge x 23.6“ (60 cm) width. Version 2: approx. 76.8” (195 cm) wingspan along top edge x 28.7“ (73 cm) width. Adjustments Size is adjustable. Learn More
  • Vellum Cardigan by Karie Westermann

    The Vellum cardigan is a bottom-up cardigan with a colourwork yoke and colourwork details at the wrists. It is knitted in the round with a steek. Vellum is worked in a beautiful artisan yarn from Blacker Yarns, Tamar Lustre DK. The pattern is fully charted and written out. It includes a schematic and tips on how to modify fit. Vellum is inspired by the laborious processes involved in producing medieval manuscripts. The colour palette takes its cue from manuscripts with rich jewel tones framing a neutral main colour. Suitable for intermediate knitters. Yarn requirements: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins in Ottery (col A) 1 skein in Tresillian (col B) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins in Red River (col C) 1 skein in Camel (col D) Learn More
  • Hometown Cardigan by Sustainablist

    The Hometown Cardigan is a beautiful everyday piece with just the right amount of textured details to make it a relaxing knit and a wardrobe favourite once finished. The cabled front pockets, half-twisted ribbing details on body and sleeves and a reverse stockinette background add that little extra that makes it stand out while still being a very wearable basic. Worked from the top down, this raglan cardigan doesn‘t require a lot of seaming. The buttonbans and pockets are worked last. Body length and sleeve length can be customised to fit you perfectly. This cardigan is designed for Blacker Yarns’ Blacker Swan DK, a smooth, worsted-spun blend of Falkland Islands Dohne Merino with a bit of Shetland and Dark Bluefaced Leicester. The small amount of dark fibre adds depth to the dyed and undyed colourways, making the Blacker Swan palette extra special. We highly recommend treating yourself to what is without a doubt one of the most luxurious wool yarns out there (available through blackeryarns.co.uk and selected yarn shops like thewoollythistle.com). The design makes natural wool yarns shine, and would also be an excellent fit with Quince and Co.’s Lark, O-Wool’s O-Wash Worsted, The Fibre Co.’s Cumbria, or Brooklyn Tweed’s Arbor, in case you’re looking for an alternative yarn option. This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited. Learn More
  • Split Stone Pullover by Clare Mountain

    Split Stone is a slightly cropped, boxy sweater with drop shoulders and bracelet-length sleeves. It is designed to be super-wearable, featuring special details, such as eyelet ribbed trims and a rolled edge on the neck trim. The star of the show is a stepped, knit/purl design that travels across the sides of the sweater. The lower section of this sweater is constructed, bottom-up, in the round. The chest and the upper back are knitted flat before joining at the shoulders. The sleeves are picked up around the armholes and knitted in the round. It is knitted in Blacker Yarn’s Lyonesse DK, a glorious blend of linen and wool that is a joy to knit with. This yarn is beautifully soft and smooth with excellent stitch definition, making any texture work really shine. If you wish to use an alternative yarn, any DK yarn with good stitch definition will work well. SKILL LEVEL Intermediate FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (AFTER BLOCKING) 40 (42, 44, 46, 48)” / 101.5 (106.75, 111.75, 116.75, 122) cm circumference at bust Intended ease: 8” / 20.25 cm (8” / 20.25 cm on model) YARN 9 (10, 11, 11, 12) skeins of Blacker Yarns Lyonesse DK 50% Linen/50% Pure New Wool, 109m/119yds per 50g hank For my sample, I used the shade: Moonstone. GAUGE 22 sts and 28 rows per 10cm, worked in stockinette using 4mm (US6) needles. Please swatch carefully, as incorrect gauge will cause the sweater to come out the wrong size. RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE 3.25mm (US3) 32” circular needles 4mm (US6) 32” circular needles NOTIONS Tapestry needle Stitch markers Stitch holders or waste yarn ADVANCED TECHNIQUES (I share tutorials for each in the knitting pattern) Short row shoulders Alternating cable cast on for 2x2 rib Long tail tubular cast on Tubular bind off Learn More
  • Let's Get Crackin' Shawl by Helene Zechner

    The Let’s Get Crackin’ Shawl is a triangular shawl with textured stripes, bobbles and eyelets. It combines my love for lines and dots. If you are looking for a knit that is simple enough to memorize quickly, but engaging enough to keep you entertained, the Let’s Get Crackin’ Shawl is perfect for you! Finished Measurements: wingspan: 180 cm / 70.9 inch depth: 50 cm / 19.7 inch Learn More
  • Jura Cardigan by Mary Henderson

    WE LOVE the colour palette Mary Henderson has put together for her intricate cardigan. Bands of Fair Isle feature OXO and heart motifs, as well as delicate ‘peerie’ patterns. Colourful corrugated ribbing is used at the hem, cuffs and neckline, while the button bands are worked in single-colour moss stitch. The cardigan is knitted in the round, incorporating steek stitches which are then cut and reinforced with crochet. It’s worked in Blacker Yarns’ new Tamar Lustre Blend wool, which has a gorgeous drape and shimmer. To fit bust: 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 inches Actual bust: 32¼ 35¾ 39 42½ 46 49¼ inches Model shown in Blacker Yarns Tamar 4ply. Calls for: A Kensey (pink): 1-1-1-1-1-1 B Red River (red): 1-1-2-2-2-2 C Camel (beige): 1-1-2-2-2-2 D Shales Brook (light teal): 1-1-1-1-1-1 E Tresillian (blue): 1-1-1-1-1-1 F Withy Brook (dark teal): 2-2-2-2-2-2 G Ottery (light grey): 1-1-1-1-1-1 (Note that estimated yardage reflects number of skeins called for and not actual yardage used) Learn More
  • Quill Shawl by Helen Stewart

    The design for Quill draws from older, more patient ways of making and doing. This elongated, triangular shawl features stripes like the lines of a letter on a parchment page and a lace border inspired by feathers. Dream dictionaries say that to dream of writing with a quill pen “symbolizes the way you view your creative process — slow, methodical, beautiful, and not very technological.” For me, that lines up beautifully with the way I approach my knitting, and the way I imagine the Quill shawl in the world. Quill is a generously sized shawl with an engaging mix of colour and texture. It makes for relaxing knitting, and the yarn selected adds another layer of old-fashioned comfort. Tamar DK yarn from Blacker Yarns is a soft, squishy DK weight with rustic charm and a sophisticated colour palette. It is made from historic Wensleydale, Teeswater, Cotswold and Black Leicester Longwool, all British heritage breeds chosen for their long, wavy, lustre fleece. A generous helping of local Cornish mule lambs’ fleece gives this yarn extra bounce and give. Even though the knitting community today is largely bound together with the modern magic of the Internet, the objects we make with our hands are a throwback to a graceful past. Knitting Quill is a beautiful way to slow down at the end of a busy day, giving yourself over to an uncomplicated creative practice and a quieter way of being in the world. This pattern is written in the Curious Handmade Percentage Checklist style™ Charts are provided for the lace sections, along with line-by-line instructions. SIZE One Size FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 172cm (68”) across top edge 76cm (30”) neck to bottom edge YARN Blacker Yarns Tamar DK 30% Cornish mule, 18% Wensleydale, 18% Teeswater, 17% Cotswold, 17% Leicester Longwool, 220m/241yds per 100g skein, 3 x 100g skeins, Colour A: Gwindra Colour B: Ottery Colour C: Tiddy Brook OR Approximately 3 x 100g skeins of DK weight yarn totaling approximately 660m/723 yds NEEDLES 5mm (US 8), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) NOTIONS Tapestry needle 1 Stitch marker GAUGE 14 sts/24 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking Learn More
  • Abberley Shawl by Joanne Scarce

    Rustic gets refined. This shawl enjoys contradictions: strong geometric shape contrasts the natural material, the natural material from hardy ancient breeds is spun to form a fine lace. Started from the bottom point, each row is increased at each end to form a triangle. Deceptively simple, if you can make a corner to corner (C2C) blanket you can make this stunning shawl. Size Finished depth: 60cm/24in Finished wingspan: 142cm/56in Size is easily adjusted by working more or fewer rows. Altering the size alters the yarn required. Materials 2 50g balls Blacker Yarns St Kilda (laceweight, 100% wool a blend of Boreray, Soay and Shetland, 405m/440yds/50g) 3mm (US C or D) hook Tension 7 blocks and 7 rows in pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 3mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension) Difficulty: Easy Skills Used Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into chain spaces. Construction Started at centre bottom, each row is increased at each end to form a triangle, stitches are worked on the bias in the same manner as corner to corner (C2C) Learn More
  • Docks Pullover by Trin-Annelie

    “Docks” is a slightly oversized everyday sweater with a little fair-isle detail and some stripes, worked seamlessly from the top as a dropped shoulder construction. SIZES: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Sample shown in size S on 81.5 cm/32 in bust, worn with approx. 15 cm/6 in positive ease. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust circumference: 89 (96.5, 104, 111.5, 120, 128, 135.5, 145.5) cm/35 (38, 41, 44, 47 ¼, 50 ½, 53 ½, 57 ½) in. NEEDLES: 4 mm/US 6 circular needle 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle 3 mm/US 3 circular needle YARN: Blacker Yarns Swan Falkland Islands 4-ply (100% Merino; 175 m (190 yds)/50g), or any other yarn that gives you the correct gauge. The original yarn is listed as fingering, but it is a bit on the heavier side, more towards a sport weight yarn, due to the way it is spun. Sample is shown in colorways Stone (MC) and Balsam Bog (CC). YARDAGE: MC: approx. 1136 (1244, 1329, 1479, 1610, 1748, 1899, 2072) m/ 1243 (1361, 1454, 1618, 1761, 1912, 2077, 2266) yds; CC: approx. 47 (51, 54, 62, 66, 74, 77, 85) m/52 (56, 60, 68, 73, 81, 85, 93) yds; GAUGE: 21.5 sts and 32 rows in 10 cm/4 in on larger needle in Stockinette worked in the round (blocked). OTHERS: Tapestry needle Stitch markers in two different colors Extra/additional circulars Waste Yarn Learn More
  • Kippen Cardigan by Kat Goldin

    Kippen is a simple, stylish, top-down, shawl collared cardigan with rib collar, hem and cuffs. It is perfect for slipping on over anything from pyjamas to a pretty summer dress. Kippen forms part of the Three From The Top collection of cardigans. Whether you are new to crocheting garments and looking for easy, well explained patterns or an experienced crocheter looking for stylish, wearable patterns this is the book for you. Each design has a timeless quality to it and is sure to be loved and worn for many years. With detailed notes on everything from choosing the right size and making simple fit adjustments to professional finishing and care advice; you will learn more than just how to make the three cardigans projects. Size {0-6m, 12-18m, 2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y}/XS, S, M, L/(1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) To fit chest/bust: {17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28}/30, 34, 38, 42/(46, 50, 54, 58, 62)in/ {43, 48, 53, 58, 64, 67, 71}/76, 86, 97, 107/(117, 127, 137, 147, 157)cm Finished chest/bust: {19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28.5, 30}/32, 36, 40, 44/(48, 52, 56, 60, 64)in/ {48, 53, 58, 64, 69,72, 76}/81, 91, 102, 112/(122, 132, 142, 152, 163)cm Pattern is designed to be worn with a small amount of positive ease. Choose a size just larger than your bust/chest measurement. Materials {3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6}/7, 8, 8, 9/(10, 11, 12,13, 13) x 50g balls of Blacker Yarns Lyonnesse (4ply, 50% Linen, 50% Corriedale, 175m/190yds) Adult sample uses Rose Quartz, child sample uses Ruby. 5mm (US H) hook 4mm (US G) hook 2 removable stitch markers Difficulty Rating Easy Tension 7 sts and 13 rows in Angled Crochet to 4in/ 10cm using 5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension) Skills Used Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in the round, short rows (explained), missing stitches, increasing, decreasing. Construction Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down, starting at the neck. One side of the beginning chain makes the back and then the fronts are worked down from the same beginning chain. Short rows shape the back of the neck. The set-in sleeves are worked seamlessly with short row sleeve caps. Ribbing at cuffs, collar and hem is worked in rows, slip stitched to the cardigan as you go. This pattern is written in standard UK crochet terminology with US conversions given in brackets. Learn More
  • Messalina Shawl by Kay F Jones

    This pattern was updated on Nov 6th 2017. I changed the shaping and made it much bigger. There is also a bonus cowl pattern included. This is my first shawl design and was born from visits and adventures with my family at Hadrian’s Wall. The Wall began construction in AD122 and marked the end of the Romans conquest of Britain. Nearly 2000 years later a startling array of ancient buildings remain to visit, set in some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. I wanted to create a shawl that would keep me warm as we explore the wilds on our Roman adventures. Messalina was the third wife of the Roman Emperor Nero. He ruled the vast Roman Empire as their newly conquered province of Britannia began to develop. The cable running through the shawl signifies Hadrian’s Wall, and the twisted ribbing is the soldiers who manned it. The two side panels represent the land that lay beyond. Messalina is a crescent shaped shawl, worked from the top down. The pattern includes instructions for both a stocking stitch and garter stitch option, and looks good on both women and men. Learn More
  • Woodcut Shawl by Karie Westermann

    Woodcut is a traditional garter stitch hap shawl: the centre triangle is knitted and cast off, then stitches are picked up for the lace section with an applied border finishing off the shawl. The shawl uses a delicate and exquisite lace yarn from Blacker Yarns, St Kilda. This yarn is a unique and rare homage to the Scottish archipelago and World Heritage site on the outer edges of the Hebrides. The pattern is fully charted with some written instructions. It includes a schematic and tips on how to modify the size. The Woodcut shawl is inspired by early modern woodcuts and how we understand lace charts. The yarn was chosen with care to reflect the importance of the materials we use in our projects. Suitable for advanced knitters. Yarn requirements: 2 skeins in Stac Lee Learn More
  • Cushy Pillow by Claire Walls

    Say hello to Cushy, a squishy and colourful new addition to your home! Knit in the round this pattern gives you the option of a simple, enclosed cushion, or if you are feeling adventurous a steeked version with ribbed edging! If you would like to try steeking but have never done it before I’ve included instructions! Materials: Blacker Yarns Blacker Swan DK, 50g 110m (119yds) Option1: 3 balls Gorse (MC) 2 balls Stone (CC) Option 2: 3 balls Sand (MC) 1 ball Buttonweed (CC1) 1 ball Stone (CC2) 1 balls Gorse (CC3) Gauge: 6 sts x 8 rows in Colour work = 1 inch /2.5 cm after blocking. Needles 4.5 mm (US 6) circular needle with a 32 inch cable, or size to obtain gauge. Finished Dimensions: One Size 15” / 38 cm wide x 13” / 33cm high. Notions: Tapestry needle Stitch markers Cushion Inner Scrap Yarn (for steeking) Crochet hook (for steeking) Sharp Scissors (for steeking) Skill Level: 2 of 5 Learn More
  • Bonfire Sweater by Sustainablist

    Bonfire is knit from the top down, no seaming needed! Lots of stockinette stitch make it a very relaxing knit that‘ll turn into a wearable wardrobe staple once finished. Grab a couple of skeins in your favourite colour and treat yourself to a new favourite sweater! This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited. ⠀ ⠀ PATTERN INFO ⠀ SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) finished bust circumference 84.5 (92, 99, 106.25, 115.5, 122.75, 132, 137.25) cm / 33.25 (36.25, 39, 41.75, 45.5, 48.25, 52, 54) inches To be worn with a bit of positive ease (we recommend approx. 0-5 cm / 0-2 inches) ⠀ YARN Blacker Yarns Lyonesse DK (50% linen, 50% Falkland Islands Corriedale / Merino; 109 metres / 119 yards per 50 g) 1062 (1143, 1228, 1337, 1441, 1549, 1663, 1781) metres / 1162 (1250, 1343, 1463, 1576, 1694, 1819, 1948) yards (for 3/4-length sleeves) ⠀ GAUGE
 22 stitches x 27 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches (in the round in stockinette stitch, on 4 mm / US 6 needles, after blocking) ⠀ NEEDLEs 4 mm / US 6 circular needle or needle size to obtain gauge 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle ⠀ NOTIONS
 darning needle, stitch holder or scrap yarn, tape measure Learn More
  • Incunabula Cardigan by Karie Westermann

    Incunabula is a cardigan worked flat and seamlessly with sleeves worked in the round using a set-in short-row construction. Incunabula uses a beautiful everyday yarn from Blacker Yarns, British Classic DK. The pattern is fully charted and written out. It includes a schematic and tips on how to modify fit. Incunabula is inspired by Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press and takes its name from early modern printed books. Suitable for experienced knitters. Yarn requirements: 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls in Mustard Learn More
  • Gingerbread Sweater by Libby Johnson

    Get ready to fall in love. Gingerbread is your new favourite comfy sweater with a twist and it’s going to make you feel cosy and fabulous, whether you’re curled up with your knitting or heading out into the cold. Striking chevron bands and a wide, shallow neckline add a feminine touch. The boxy body and slim arms are flattering and easy to wear, and the edges feature a tubular bind off for a really special finish. Knitted seamlessly from the top, you’ll enjoy soothing, relaxing knitting all the way to the lace and cable bands. Sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeve caps shaped with short rows. Instructions for the bands are charted. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust circumference 36 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50“/91.5 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127cm Length 23 23.25, 23.75, 24, 24.5, 24.5, 24.75, 25“/58.5 59, 60.5, 61, 62, 62, 63, 63.5cm Intended to be worn with positive ease. Shown in bust size 40”/101.5cm with 4”/10cm of ease. YARN 1060 1100, 1180, 1240, 1300, 1360, 1460, 1520yd/960 1020, 1080, 1140, 1200, 1240, 1320, 1380m of DK yarn. The sample used just under 5 skeins of Blacker Tamar DK (100% pure new wool; 238yd/220m per 100g skein) in colourway “Camel”. Errata: Chart D, line 13 contained a small error - the PYKOK should be 1 st further to the right. It has been corrected in the latest version of the pattern. At the top of pg 6, for the largest size, rep the shaping rows 14 times. It has been corrected in the latest version of the pattern. Learn More
  • Hollows Shawl by Melody Hoffman

    The Hollows is a fairly simple crescent shape shawl that features some simple and interesting texture & eyelets, making it the perfect Netflix evenings companion. It is knit top down and is shaped with increases and short rows, to give it a very elegant and feminine look. The shawl requires 300g of fingering weight yarn ( 6 balls of Blacker Yarns, Blacker Swan Falkland Merino 4-ply, 50g/190 yards, OR 300g/1140 yards of fingering weight yarn. The sample was knit with 5 balls only, but with less than 10g remaining, it is suggested that you have an extra ball) and a pair of US6 (4mm needles). The pattern will be officially released on the 5th of November, and a knit along will start that same day! You can join in the Mandarine’s Ravelry group to share your work in progress! #hollowsshawl Finished measurements 200cm longx50cm deep Yarn • 6 balls of Blacker Yarns,Blacker Swan Falklands Merino 4-ply, 50g 190 yards (175m) OR 300g of fingering weight yarn. The sample was knit with 5 balls only, but I ended up with less than 10grams. Gauge 18sts & 46rows= 4”(10cm) in garter stitch after blocking Needles • US6(4mm) in circular needles. Or needle size to obtain gauge. Learn More
  • Angelus Novus Cardigan by Renée Callahan

    Angelus Novus is an easy-to-wear cardigan with an innovative construction, both fun to knit and surprisingly quick. It begins with a garter-tab cast on at the lower back and grows up and around the body. It flatters many body types and can be worn with a casual comfort or as an elegant layer. Worn open, it has the effect of a waterfall front, or can be secured with a beautiful shawl pin or single snap closure. The sample is worked in beautiful Blacker Swan Falkland Islands Wool, which is a thick DK weight, but a worsted- or even aran-weight yarn would also be great. SIZE S, M, L, XL Bust: 33.5 (39.25, 45.25, 51.25) inches/ 85 (100, 115, 130) cm Note: The sweater has considerable ease built in. For example, the medium can accommodate bust sizes from 34 inches-40 inches comfortably. The sample sweater is size Medium. I have a 36” bust and the sweater has a lot of room. People with much larger busts have also been happy with the fit of the medium size. YARN Blacker Swan DK (100% Superwash Falkland Islands Wool; 119 yd/110 m per 50 g ball) in colorway Stone; 9 (11, 12, 14) balls. Note: The Blacker Swan DK is a very thick DK. If substituting yarns, consider a heavy worsted or even aran-weight yarn for a similar density of fabric, or a DK for a looser fabric with more drape. 1015 (1195, 1375, 1550) yards/940 (1105, 1270, 1435) metres NEEDLES US #9/5.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge long circular and double-pointed needles or your choice of needle for sleeve knitting. NOTIONS Waste yarn, tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, 1 removable st marker. Learn More
  • Angelus Novus Shawl by Renée Callahan

    The Angelus Novus shawl is a generously-sized, top-down triangular shawl worked in a heavy DK yarn for a quick and satisfying knit. The sample is worked in beautiful Blacker Swan Falkland Islands Wool, which is a thick DK weight, but a worsted- or even aran-weight yarn would also be great. The shawl is the accessory partner to the Angelus Novus cardigan. Information for a lace-weight version has been added to the original pattern. The striped example is in Kettle Yarn Co. Beyul lace in a lighter and darker natural shades. YARN Blacker Swan DK (100% Superwash Falkland Islands Wool; 119 yd/110 m per 50 g ball) in colorway Stone; 7 balls. 833 yd/770 m Note: The Blacker Swan DK is a very thick DK. If substituting yarns, consider a heavy worsted or even aran-weight yarn for a similar density of fabric, or a DK for a looser fabric with more drape. NEEDLES US #9/5.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge. I used a long circular needle to accommodate all the sts. NOTIONS Waste yarn, tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers. The sample shawl is very large, but it is very easy to make it smaller (or even larger!) by simply knitting more or fewer repeats. Learn More
  • Nala Cradigan by Regina Moessmer

    The Nala Cardi is worked seamlessly from top down. It starts with a provisional cast on for the shawl collar from which you pick up stitches for the neckline shaping. Shoulders are shaped by using the contiguous method. When shoulder shaping is done, increases for sleeves and front shaping will be worked parallel. After sleeve dividing it is just going on straight until cables. Before the cables 2 sts have to be increased and decreased after cables are done. The color shown on the pictures is Valency. needles 3,75 mm / US5 circular needles and dpns (or magic loop) 3,5 mm / US4 and 3,25 mm / US3 for bind off gauge 23 sts x 33 rows for 4 x 4 inches / 10 x 10 cm in stockinette yardage Please keep in mind that yardage is estimated! XS 1250 m / 1367 yards S 1350 m / 1476 yards M 1400 m / 1531 yards L 1500 m / 1640 yards XL 1600 m / 1749 yards XXL 1800 m /1968 yards pattern Stockinette Stitch and reverse stockinette stitch ribbing k2,p2 cables requirements provisional cast on,, slanted increases m1l / m1r, decreases ssk / k2tog, icord, cables measurements for sizes XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL bust Ø 85 90 97 102 110 121,5 cm 33.5 35.4 38.2 40.2 43.3 47.8 inches length body ±43 cm / ±16.9 inches sleeve Ø 26 27,5 30 32,5 34 37 cm 10.2 10.8 11.8 12.8 13.4 14.6 inches length sleeves ±47cm / ±18.5 inches Learn More
  • Ginkgo Pullover by Melody Hoffmann

    Once again Ginko is another pattern inspired by the Japanese culture: kimonos, simplicity and origami. “Ginko is a very simple top knit in one piece from the bottom up. Stitches are provisionally cast on for the sleeves while the two sides of the neck and the back are completed. Once the shaping of the neck and the back are done the two pieces are joined together. Then the provisional stitches are carefully unzipped and bound off with the second set of live stitches for the sleeves. A few more rows of stockinette and the body is done. Then the two side are then joined with a mattress stitch.” Gingko can easily be modified to adjust the lenght of the sweater itself, or to make shorter sleeves. The pattern is available in 8 different sizes to fit from a 32” to a 46” bust, and it is intended to be worn with 3-4” of positive ease. It is knit out of Lyonesse DK which is another wonderful blend from Blacker Yarn (50% wool and 50% linen). It is perfect for this time of the year of for early Autumn when the leaves will slowly start to turn. If you can get your hands on this yarn for this project of for any other project and you like soft and muted colorways, go for it, you won’t regret it one bit. Yarn 9 (9/9/10/10/10/11/11) balls of Blacker Yarn Lyonesse DK, 50% Falkland Wool /50% Linen, 50g =119 yards (110m) Needles US6 (4mm ) 2 pairs circular needles Gauge 20 sts & 32 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking. Sizes 36 (38/42/44/46/48/50/52) to fit 32 (34/36/38/40/42/44/46). The pattern isintended to be worn with 3-4” (7.6 - 10cm) of positive ease. Notions Crochet hook and waste yarn Learn More
  • Meltemi Socks by Sustainablist

    This design is one of the 11 modern, minimalist patterns featured in BREEZE, the second book in the European Nature series by Making Stories which combines ethically and environmentally-friendly made yarns with modern, minimalist knitwear designs. It is available through our webshop and selected stockists. Description Socks for summer? Why, yes, of course! After all, we want to make the most out of the beautiful weather outside which sometimes means layering up in the evening to spend that extra hour on the balcony or on a blanket in the park. Then, a pair of socks is just what we need. Knit in no-nylon, non-superwash Blacker Yarn Tamar the Meltemi Socks are not only perfect as an on-the-go project, but will also wear extremely well and last for many summers to come. ⠀ Sizes 1 (2, 3) Finished foot circumference: 17.5 (18.75, 20) cm / 7 (7.5, 8)‘‘ - recommended to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1“ of negative ease. Yarn Blacker Yarns Tamar 4-ply (100% wool; 350 metres / 380 yards per 100 g) 350 metres / 380 yards Sample shown is knit in colourway Shales Brook. Caro wears a size 1 with 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease. Learn More
  • Sahel Top by Armenuhi Khachatry

    This design is one of the 11 modern, minimalist patterns featured in BREEZE, the second book in the European Nature series by Making Stories which combines ethically and environmentally-friendly made yarns with modern, minimalist knitwear designs. It is available through our webshop and selected stockists. Description A decidedly modern shape and texture for days - we love Sahel for its uncompromising approach to summer knitwear! Wear it with a high-waisted skirt or jeans and it’s most definitely going to help you stay cool even on the hottest days. Blacker Yarns’ Lyonesse linen blend has the perfect stitch definition for an overall pattern like Sahel, plus it works up like a dream! ⠀ Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Finished bust circumference: 88 (98, 108, 118, 128, 138) cm / 34.5 (38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5)“ - recommended to be worn with 5-10 cm / 2“-4” of positive ease at the bust. Yarn Blacker Yarns Lyonesse 4-ply (50% Falkland Wool, 50% Linen; 175 metres / 190 yards per 50 g) 635 (706, 808, 882, 995, 1075) metres / 694 (772, 884, 965, 1088, 1176) yards Sample shown is knit in colourway Moonstone. Caro wears a size 2 with 1 cm / 0.4“ of positive ease. Learn More
  • Fettled Shawl by Claire Walls

    Fettled is a beautiful, elongated crescent shawl. I wanted to create something that easily transitioned from late Summer to the colder months, a shawl that would be lovely draped over your shoulders as the evenings cooled, but could also be wrapped around several times like a cosy scarf. Watch the pattern emerge as your shawl increases, reaching out in a lattice work of crisp stitches to a flowing boarder of tiny knots. Happy Knitting! x p.s. This pattern has been test knit. Materials: Blacker Yarns Lyonesse 4ply, pure wool with linen. 190 yds (175 m) per 50g. 3(6) balls in MC. Approx 660(1010) yds of MC. 2(3) balls in CC. Approx 270(400) yds of CC. For a single colour shawl you will need: 5(8) balls/approx 950(1410)yds. Sample features Aquamarine for MC and Moonstone for CC. Gauge: 29 st x 42 rows in Fractured Lattice = 4 inch (10 cm) after blocking. Needles 3mm circular needle with a minimum 47 inch cable, or size to obtain gauge. Finished Dimensions: M (L) Width along top edge: 70(90) inches/178(228.5)cm Depth at longest point: 14.5(19) inches/37(48.5)cm Sample shown in large. Notions: Tapestry needle. Skill Level: 3 of 5 Learn More
  • Souvaine Shawl by Kate Atherley

    A smaller triangle. A nice little kerchief, slightly asymmetrical in shape, with the lace motif charmingly off-kilter. A simple and easily memorized lace pattern, suitable for beginning lace knitters. Adjustable to any quantify of yarn, work until you run out. This would work very well with other weights of yarn, too - a fingering weight version would be fantastic. Learn More
  • Ada Hat by Made & Worn

    We are excited to share with you our customised Ada Hat pattern in Westcountry Tweed! Designed by Made & Worn. Made & Worn is a small company who designs knitting patterns to your desired yarn and style. Their website gives you row by row instructions to creating this charming hat. We used the zig zag and honeycomb design into our custom Ada Hat pattern in natural and orange Westcountry Tweed. Learn More

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