Blacker Yarns of Cornwall in the UK has created Tamar which is made from historic Wensleydale, Teeswater, Cotswold and Black Leicester Longwool, which are amongst the most distinctive British breeds. Tall and elegant with long lustrous ringlets of wavy fleece, their fiber is smooth and sleek with a distinctive silken sheen.
Pure lustre blend yarns may be rather lean and lack ‘give’, so Blacker has added 30% Cornish Mule to Tamar, helping the yarn retain that characteristic woolly bounce. Mules are a crossbred sheep and can be found on most British farms. For Tamar, only the finest local Cornish lambs’ fleece has been selected. The baby-soft Cornish Mule creates a fine cloud of delicate fiber which perfectly complements the long staple of the lustre breeds creating a yarn which is durable, yet velvet soft. Due to the long fiber length this yarn will get softer and softer with every wash.
Made in UK. 100% Pure New Wool.
Weight: 4-ply (fingering) weight (note that 4-ply refers to weight and not actual number of ply.)
Package: approx 100g skein/ 380 yards
Breed: Lustre Breeds/Cornish Mule
Woollen/Worsted: Worsted Spun
If you are interested in hearing more about Blacker Yarn and their Tamar range listen to NH Knits Podcast Episode 040 (31:43 mins in) for a quick chat with Sonja Bargielowska of Blacker Yarns.
Please remember that every effort is taken to represent the true colors of the yarn and that monitor settings will vary.