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 heading to Blacker 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.
As a guideline: 4-ply, on 3mm/US 3 needles, you will get 28 sts and 30 rows to a 4" square.
- Name: Blacker Swam Falkland Islands Merino
- Breed: Falkland Island Merino
- Package: Approx 50g/190 yards
- Weight: 4-ply
- Gauge: approx 28 st and 30 rows to 4" square on US 3/3mm needles (check out our range of Hiya Hiya sharps!)
- Woollen or Worsted Spun: Worsted
- Handle: Fine
Please remember that every effort is taken to represent the true colors of the yarn and that monitor settings will vary.