For their 13th Birthday, Blacker Yarns has created a blend that’s limited in quantity and is inspired by the wild landscape of the Westcountry.
Blacker's mill is nestled between Dartmoor to the east and Bodmin Moor to the west, two vast terrains of rolling hills topped with granite outcrops called tors. A hiker's paradise, these natural landmarks are visible for miles around and have inspired many of the myths and legends of Devon and Cornwall.
The fiber for this year is mainly sourced from their neighboring county of Devon, from flocks that specialize in cross-breeding to obtain the finest fibers. Tor contains 55% Romney cross from the south of Devon, and 28% of the softest Merino cross from the north. They added just 5% of North Ronaldsay and 4% Shetland to enhance the woolly character, and 8% British alpaca to contribute color and softness.
The resulting yarn is a plump 2-ply aran (US worsted/aran), bouncy and warm, with a gorgeous halo of Alpaca and North Ronaldsay fibers. Tor is perfectly suited to warm garments and accessories, and comes in one natural grey shade along with five complementary dyed colors inspired by the local moors.
Blacker has an accompanying pattern ebook available on Ravelry with both knitting and crochet garments, accessories.
Made in UK. 92% pure new wool / 8% British alpaca.
||55% Romney cross; 28% Merino cross; 5% North Ronaldsay; 4% Shetland; 8% British alpaca
||Aran (US Worsted/Aran)
18st and 28 rows x 4" on US 8 / 5mm
||Approx. 100g skein