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Pink, Purple & Red

Pink, Purple & Red

Our customers tell us that colour is one of the most important considerations when buying yarn,so we've gathered together all our yarns in colour groups here. It is easy to shop for all the tones of a single colour by selecting from the menu below.

As we now have more ranges, we're hoping this feature will enable you to browse all the colours in each range without needing to open multiple tabs and squint.  Whether you're looking for that exact shade of purple, or a blue the colour of the seaside, hopefully you'll find what you need.  

The colours of each range are subtly different, but almost all can be used together to create garments with interesting textures - just make sure you select all the same weight. 

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  • Blacker Swan over-dyed Mountain Berry plum 4-ply knitting yarn

    Blacker Swan, launched in 2012, was originally based on a partnership between Blacker Yarns and Andrez and Ali Short from Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands. Andrez and Ali then retired and handed on the flock to Mike and Donna Evans at Spring Point Farm. Like the Shorts, the Evans have continued breeding specialist Dohne merino sheep, which are easier to maintain and shear than traditional merino. We have continued to source these fleeces, which are of both high quality and high welfare, like all Falklands merino wool. When we buy from the Falklands we are able to source from individual farms, so the chain from the field to the yarn is identified, so we can spin the fine wool 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. The natural white Dusty Miller is pure Merino alone.

    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 over-dyed Pimpernel red 4-ply knitting yarn

    Blacker Swan, launched in 2012, was originally based on a partnership between Blacker Yarns and Andrez and Ali Short from Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands. Andrez and Ali then retired and handed on the flock to Mike and Donna Evans at Spring Point Farm. Like the Shorts, the Evans have continued breeding specialist Dohne merino sheep, which are easier to maintain and shear than traditional merino. We have continued to source these fleeces, which are of both high quality and high welfare, like all Falklands merino wool. When we buy from the Falklands we are able to source from individual farms, so the chain from the field to the yarn is identified, so we can spin the fine wool 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. The natural white Dusty Miller is pure Merino alone.

    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.

    Learn More
  • Blacker Swan over-dyed Blueberry dark plum 4-ply knitting yarn

    Blacker Swan, launched in 2012, was originally based on a partnership between Blacker Yarns and Andrez and Ali Short from Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands. Andrez and Ali then retired and handed on the flock to Mike and Donna Evans at Spring Point Farm. Like the Shorts, the Evans have continued breeding specialist Dohne merino sheep, which are easier to maintain and shear than traditional merino. We have continued to source these fleeces, which are of both high quality and high welfare, like all Falklands merino wool. When we buy from the Falklands we are able to source from individual farms, so the chain from the field to the yarn is identified, so we can spin the fine wool 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. The natural white Dusty Miller is pure Merino alone.

    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.

    Learn More
  • Cove over-dyed Kelester Dusty pink 4-ply knitting yarn

    So, let’s talk about our beautiful colour palette and its inspiration. Both the Shetland and the Norfolk Horn fleeces provide natural, fawn-grey shades, compared to the rich and creamy tones of the Blue-faced Leicester. Therefore, the yarn base is an overall pale, heathered ivory – or South Cornish sandy, pebbled colour, not dissimilar to the natural Norfolk Horn. Over this we have added a deep gold, more reminiscent of the north Cornish beaches and a glorious sunny day. Next we decided to include a pinkish grey which picks up the pebbles, rocks and cliffs on a warm summer’s sunset. Then naturally the other component of a Cove is the sea itself and we have chosen no less than three sea and sky shades: a pale blue for the almost colourless sky on hot Cornish days and two deeper sea blues, shading from a pale calm turquoise to a deeper stormy teal. We hope that within this special colour palette you will be transported to our stunning Cornish seaside, come rain or shine! Cove shade names are: - Natural base: Beach = Treth - Deep Gold: Dunes = Towan - Pink Grey: Pebble = Kelester - Pale Blue: Sky = Ebron - Pale Turquoise: Wave = Mordon - Deep Teal: Dark Sea = Dulas Mor Importantly, for the yarn specification, we have, as ever, chosen a woollen spun base to add a longer life and more character. We decided to focus on two yarn weights, the ever popular 4-ply plus a lovely bulky version. Each of them will work to the normal, recommended needle size. However, if you give them a little freedom with an extra 0.5mm, they become softer and with more drape. Therefore, we would recommend taking the needle and crochet hook sizes up one or even two levels to get the best from this yarn. Learn More
  • Tamar Lustre Blend 4-ply, Red River deep rose

    Our beautiful semi-worsted lustre yarn is spun from the fleeces of fine British rare breeds, including Teeswater, Wensleydale and Leicester Longwool.  The natural grey of the Leicester Longwool makes asubtle base shade in silvery mid grey.  To give some body and bulk, we base the lustre fibres on a grounding of 30% Cornish Mule, which also has lustre as well as additional softness.

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