We will not be stocking this yarn in future, so it is now on clearance sale. RRP £5.40 per 50g ball.
100% British Wool
Spun and dyed in Cornwall
50g balls (approximate length 116m, but varies by breed)
10cm/4in square: 30 stitches and 40 rows on 2.5mm/US-1 needles
Blacker Yarns is a brand of The Natural Fibre Company, a specialist wool mill at Launceston on the Devon-Cornwall border.
The traditional 5-ply Guernsey yarn was named for the Channel Islands but was spun in coastal areas all around the UK and then knitted into warm working wear for sea-faring people.
The 5-ply construction makes a yarn that locks together well to make a garment wind-proof. The worsted spinning creates a crisp and lean yarn with excellent stitch definition for fancy textured designs but also helps soften the handle of the local wool whatever breed it is from. Normally each 50g ball 116m long, but this varies from breed to breed, so to be on the safe side you should work on plus or minus 10%. This is a densely twisted, worsted spun yarn and is not elastic, so you may need more yarn than stated in a pattern, unless it is designed specifically for a Guernsey yarn.
We will not be stocking this yarn in future, so it is now on clearance sale. Available in these variations: