New and amazing things are always happening at Blacker Yarns and the proof is in the release of their newest yarn line...Tamar.
Photo courtesy of Blacker Yarn's website.
Anytime that I am given the chance to try out Blacker Yarns I jump at the opportunity. Not only are their yarns beautiful, but they are a really good company doing really great things. You know what I mean?
"The mill specialises 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."
Available in 15 dyed shades and 2 natural shades.
Okay back to their newest yarn, Tamar. When I opened the package and cuddled on this yarn, I thought to myself that this must be what Rumpelstiltskin was aiming for. It is luxury, but not smack you in the face luxury. The true beauty of this yarn is revealed once it has been knit up and had a bath.
In their own words:
Tamar is a lustre blend yarn with a fluid sheen, reminiscent of flowing water and the river which gives this blend its name. This luxurious lustre yarn has been worsted spun to enhance the fibre’s inherent drape and shine.
Pure lustre blend yarns may be rather lean and lack ‘give’, so we’ve added 30% Cornish Mule to Tamar, helping the yarn retain that characteristic woolly bounce. Mules are a crossbred sheep and can be found on most British farms. For Tamar, we’ve hand selected only the finest local Cornish lambs’ fleece. The baby-soft Cornish Mule creates a fine cloud of delicate fibre which perfectly complements the long staple of the lustre breeds creating a yarn which is durable, yet velvet soft. Due to the long fibre length this yarn will get softer and softer with every wash.
The fiber combination lends itself to being patterned into something that has flow and drape. Case and point this beautiful shawl knit up in it by Sonja.
Yes, a shawl would be something truly lovely to wear, but my mind goes to a flowing lightweight cardigan in the pink color Kensey. Can you imagine that? I can as I am rubbing this freshly soaked and blocked swatch on my face... it is brilliance.
4-ply in the color Withey Brook.
Tamara Lustre Yarn will be launching today, March 3rd! Thank you Blacker Yarns for allowing me to sample and review your creation.
Have a the best day today!