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Blacker Brushwork - Our 12th Birthday Yarn

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18 August, 2017 - 12:10 | Sonja Bargielowska


One of the joys of having our own mill, is that it gives us the freedom to experiment and try new things.  For the last two years we've celebrated our birthday in September by creating a limited edition - one of a kind - yarn, and this year is no exception.  Like all our yarns the development of Brushwork was an organic process, which began with the fibre. 

Exciting Pattern Plans Afoot

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11 August, 2017 - 15:02 | Katie Green

Here at Blacker Yarns we’ve been busily working behind the scenes making big changes to our knitting patterns. Over the last couple of years our customer feedback survey has suggested this was something we could improve, and we’ve been listening!

On August 24th we will launch our new collection with twelve carefully chosen pieces, all of which will be available for free. Samples have been arriving and we’ve been working hard on giving the patterns a fresh new look that we hope you’ll like as much as we do. The first release includes some revised and updated favourites from our existing collection as well as several gorgeous new patterns that have been tested over the last month or so.

Today we want to introduce you to the first six patterns. We’re planning a Knitalong (KAL) to celebrate the launch - see the end of this post for details - and this is just the beginning: we want to continue developing and improving our pattern collection going forward, so expect revised versions of some Blacker classics as well as the continued addition of new pieces over the coming months!  

Glistening Gotland

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26 July, 2017 - 15:39 | Sonja Bargielowska

Here at Blacker Yarns we try not to have favourites amongst the sheep breeds, but Gotland sheep do have a rather special place in our hearts. Perhaps because they’re the sheep Sue Blacker herself keeps?

We’re really excited to be launching a brand new colour palette in our 100% Gotland DK yarn on August 9th, and thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about this very special breed in more detail.


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