Wool Week. With Amazing Wool.

When I got the chance to dye some of the St Kilda laceweight from Blacker Yarns I knew it would be a special yarn.

If you’re fond of more unusual sheep breeds this ticks that box as it contains Soay and Boreray. Having a yarn which uses these fleeces helps to keep these breeds going. That encourages diversity, and that’s always a good thing.

You can read more about the Boreray fleece here.


There’s a huge demand for wool from UK flocks, and so much enthusiasm for the more unusual breeds.

Having dyed up what felt like a lot of laceweight (45 kilos all in) we’re left with the two colours above in 50 gram skeins. The bright pink is hand dyed and the brown / charcoal behind it is one of Blacker Yarns natural shades. Blacker still have some more of the hand dyed colours, but they won’t be around for much longer.

It was lovely to see the enthusiasm for this yarn at Yarndale.

If you’d like to get your hands on the last of our stock of this yarn then click here – once it’s gone there will be no more until well at least spring 2017.

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One Response to Wool Week. With Amazing Wool.

  1. Phew! Lucky I got some at Yarndale then! Can’t wait to see what it looks like knitted up.

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