As part of our ongoing plan to stock only UK wools (so grown, processed, spun and dyed in the UK) I’ve been looking for a laceweight yarn.
After a lot of searching I found Blacker yarns St Kilda. It’s an amazing blend of Soay, Boreray and Shetland – really gorgeous stuff. So I crossed everything, contacted Blacker and asked if I could buy some to dye.
Then things got really exciting.
I’ve been collaborating with Blacker and we’re thrilled that there will be 10 dyed and 2 natural shades of this amazing yarn.
As well as 50 gram skeins with 350 meters each at £18, there will also be mini skein sets.
The yarns will launch at Yarndale on the 24th of September.
However there is a way you can get your hands on these yarns soon.
The lovely Sonja from Blacker yarns has designed a gorgeous shawl, and we’re looking for some test knitters. Test knitters will be able to buy the yarn ahead of the general release date.
I’m going to be co-coordinating the test knit (and test knitting too). The easiest way to do this is on Ravelry, so there’s a sign up thread for you to register your interest.
So – the shawl design.
This is the single colour version, and there’s also the option to make the shawl in 2 colours. Both version take 2 skeins of yarn – so two of one colour or one of each.
We need to have test knits finished by Wednesday the 21st of September, so you do need to have free knitting time between now and then. As well as early access to the yarn there will also be another little thank you from Blacker and I for all shawls finished by the deadline.
If you’d like to take part in the test knit please register your interest here and we’ll be in touch.
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