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Blacker Swan - Falkland Islands Merino

  • Other Details

    50 g
    119 yards / 110 meters
    Suggested Needle Size:
    US6 or 4mm
    5 sts per inch
    100% falkland islands merino
    handwash cold; dry cleanable
    Price per:
    / ball
  • Product Description

    Blacker Swan is a collaboration between Blacker Yarns and the Swan Inlet Farm, run by Andrez and Ali Short, on the Falkland Islands.  Andrez and Ali have one of the smallest farms, close to the main town of Stanley and, apart from their sheep also breed pigs and grow vegetables. The Shorts are generally unhappy if they produce fleeces over 20 microns! So this is lovely wool to work with.

    The Swan Inlet sheep are high welfare, larger than the average on the Falklands, producing more wool each year and all without foot-rot, fly-strike or mulsing! The handle is very smooth, soft and luxurious: possibly the best knitting yarn in the world!  This yarn is worsted spun, which enhances the natural drape and lustre of the merino wool.  It is soft, sleek with a a beautiful stitch definition.

    We now have colour cards available for purchase here.  Please note we are unable to re-order this yarn.  Please order enough for your project. 

    Blacker Swan is sold as a 50g ball, ready to knit. We carry an edited assortment of 9 colours (of which 2 are natural, undyed shades).