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 will be coming to us soon. 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 dual purpose sheep, sort and grade the fleeces and send them by ship to the UK, where The Natural Fibre Company turns the fine white fleeces into luxurious worsted spun single flock yarns.
The handle is very smooth, soft and luxurious: possibly the best knitting yarn in the world! Being worsted spun Merino, the yarn has a bulky, drapey quality and good stitch definition, which will work well for structured and flowing garments and also for textures.
|Fibre Content||100% Falkland Island Merino
|Weight||50g of 4-ply weight yarn|
|Length||c. 175 metres or 190 yards|
|Tension||28 - 34 stitches over stocking stitch for a 10cm (4 inch) square|
|Suggested needle size||3mm
Tups sweater from Tup Knits by Ann Kingstone