A yarn from the Westcountry!
For their limited edition 13th birthday yarn, Blacker has again taken inspiration from their wild Westcountry landscape.
Their 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 yarn is mainly sourced from their neighboring county of Devon, from flocks that specialise 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. Then 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 weight), 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 colours inspired by our local moors.
A limited number of color cards are now available on a first come basis.
Yarn Launch Date: 9/9/18
Made in UK. 92% Pure New Wool / 8% Alpaca
- Name: Blacker Tor (Limited Edition Birthday Yarn)
- Breed: Romney-cross, Merino-cross, North Ronaldsay, Shetland, Alpaca
- Package: Approx 100g/219y
- Weight: Worsted (UK Aran)
- Gauge: approx 18 st and 28 rows to 4" square on US 8/5 mm needles (check out our range of Hiya Hiya sharps!)
- Woollen or Worsted Spun: Woollen
Please remember that every effort is taken to represent the true colors of the yarn and that monitor settings will vary.