This special, limited edition yarn has been created to celebrate Blacker’s 11th birthday and the blend of wool and fibre contained in this woollen spun yarn is 100% UK based fibre. The natural steely grey colour of the fibres have been dyed in 7 shades and are all named after Cornish Tin mines. The fibres include Saxon merino, Shetland, Portland, mohair, Jacob, Gotland, English merino, Black Welsh mountain and alpaca. The yarn will be available in DK and 4ply and its what I call a very luxury workhorse yarn on the latest episode. You can listen to me review this yarn on episode 66 of the podcast.
Also launching today is a pattern, designed by Sonja Bargielowska, specifically to celebrate this limited edition yarn. The Polgooth socks use three shades of the DK and don’t they just look the comfiest cosiest kinda socks?!
Do not forget to visit Blacker, if you are heading to Yarndale this weekend – where you can scope out this yarn and the new St Kilda, dyed by The Knitting Goddess.
To celebrate the launch of Cornish Tin II, I am going to give a skein away! I have a skein of the Poldice Pink, in DK, kindly gifted by Sonja.
To be in with a chance of winning please leave a comment here telling me what pattern you would cast on in Tin II and WHICH colour/s?*. As I am going to be busy over the next couple of weeks I shall keep this open until 12pm (UK time) on 7th October and reveal the winner soon after. Good luck!
* Only comments which answer this question will be entered in to the draw. Please do not say “Oh! I don’t know?! All the things?”, or something similarly vague, as that is not what you are asked to do.
Louise Scollay, strict with giveaways since 2013
Random number generator picked entry 10 – Isa! I’ll be in touch soon, Isa! well done!