I am always honored whenever I am contacted by the creators of beautiful yarns to review their product. To also be included in being a part of a 10 year birthday celebration for Blacker Yarns was beyond exciting.
Photo from Blacker Yarns website
For those not familiar with Blacker Yarns, here is a bit about them taken straight from their lovely website.
"Blacker Yarns and Blacker Designs were launched in 2008 as brands of The Natural Fibre Company, our specialist wool mill at Launceston on the Devon-Cornwall border. NFC makes all the yarns we use for the Blacker brand.The mill specializes in adding value to fleece supplied by farmers and turning it into high-quality knitting yarn which they can sell for themselves and generate a new or growing source of income from their flock. The Natural Yarn Company has been created to help them achieve this."
I mean seriously, aren't you already in love?
I was contacted by the creative and talented Sonja asking if I would like to review their super special anniversary edition yarn, Cornish Tin. This beautiful 4-ply sample yarn in the color Wheal Rose Red.
Now, if you are going to celebrate 10 years of true artistry this is the way to do it. This scrumptious yarn contains some the following:
- Black Welsh Mountain
- English Merino
So you have a great company producing wool by traditional methods, being environmentally conscious, aids in preserving rare breeds...but what is it like to knit with. You may think without a doubt the most brilliant yarn to knit with and you wouldn't be wrong.
While I knit with a small sample I still felt that it deserved to be something that I could use. So I tested out this yarn by knitting a mug cozy. Trying it out with a pattern that would display it's many beautiful layers.
- The buoyancy is magnificent
- There is an ever so slight halo that adds to the already beautiful texture of the yarn.
- The bloom factor is off the charts. I can only dream of what a garment or Guernsey scarf would be like knit up in Cornish Tin.
- I was not expecting it to be as soft or luxurious as it was. It is something that I would want to wear as close to my face as possible at all times.
If you can get your hands on some of this limited edition yarn, you won't be sorry. It is a treasure. Blacker Yarns will be launching their Cornish Tin on September 18th. Thank you Blacker Yarns for allowing me to review this celebratory yarn. Cheers to another 1o years!
Have the best day today!