Swan Falkland Islands 4-ply from Blacker Yarns
Swan Falkland Islands 4-ply
Blacker Yarns
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18
190 yards
(174 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
28.0 to 34.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
3.0 mm
95% Wool - Merino
5% Wool - Shetland
plied

Blacker Swan is a joint venture between Blacker Yarns and Andrez and Ali Short who farm at Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands. Andrez and Ali shear their specialist merino type 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 yarns.

We have created 13 lovely dyed colours, which are named after the rich wildlife of the Falkland Islands. In addition to the dyed yarns we also produce a pure white which is 100% Merino. All other natural Blacker Swan shades are produced by blending the Falkland Merino with either Sheltand Moorit, or Blue Faced Leicester.

popular colorways

Balsam Bog

16 stashed

34 projects

Buttonweed

12 stashed

20 projects

Cinnamon Grass

6 stashed

13 projects

Diddle Dee

7 stashed

8 projects

Dolphin

14 stashed

21 projects

Dusty Miller

14 stashed

25 projects

Earth

6 stashed

9 projects

Gorse

14 stashed

26 projects

Hawkweed

18 stashed

20 projects

Horizon Blue

75 stashed

117 projects

Lavender

25 stashed

19 projects

Mountain Berry

16 stashed

26 projects

Navy

12 stashed

14 projects

Night Heron

12 stashed

14 projects

Pale Lavender

15 stashed

14 projects

Pale Maiden

113 stashed

175 projects

Pebble

16 stashed

17 projects

Penguin

7 stashed

7 projects

Sand

11 stashed

50 projects

Seafoam

16 stashed

20 projects

Seagreen

19 stashed

9 projects

Sky Grey

14 stashed

17 projects

Sorrel

5 stashed

6 projects

Stone

37 stashed

43 projects

Sunset

6 stashed

5 projects

Teaberry

20 stashed

30 projects

Tussac

15 stashed

19 projects