Our yarns

I have a new batch of yarns (Batch IV) back from the mill – they really are gorgeous. You can read more about the farms and sheep who have grown the wool in this recent blog post and in ‘Meet the Sheep’.  Once again the yarns have been beautifully spun in the Borders, by The Border Mill.

The shop has been updated and includes all four new yarns plus the last few Shivelight Cowl and Puzzlewood Mittens Kits and one of a kind naturally dyed Eathie Shawl Sets.

Last posting date for the UK is Wednesday 20 December – I’ll post on the morning of the 20th and thereafter orders won’t be posted until Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

I am very pleased to support Project Peace and the December peace-based knit-along, a wonderful intiative by Christina Campbell. Both my Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca and Zwartbles Bluefaced Leicester Blends will work well for this lovely asymmetrical triangle shawl pattern (details of yarn requirements outlined with yarn information).

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£21 per 100g

Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca Blend 4 ply

Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca 4 ply

A beautifully soft, silky and drapey yarn from a blend of 70% Bluefaced Leicester and 30% Suri Alpaca. The blend uses several undyed shades giving a heathery depth to the silver grey colour.

Two skeins are required to knit the 4ply/Fingering weight version of the lovely Project Peace Shawl.

 

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£18 per 100g

Zwartbles Bluefaced Leicester Blend DK

Zwartbles BFL Blend

Zwartbles Bluefaced Leicester Blend (50:50%) – this yarn blend brings out the best attributes of the two wools.  It has plump definition and a beautiful deep colour from the Zwartbles and a soft, smooth handle from the BFL, which also brings a lovely sheen and drape.

Three skeins are required to knit the DK weight small and large versions of the lovely Project Peace Shawl.

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£18 per 100g

Zwartbles Cheviot Blend DK

Zwartbles Cheviot Blend Heavy DK

Our Zwartbles Cheviot Blend (50:50%) is a lovely strong yet soft yarn which is perfect for heritage jumpers and cosy mittens. The fabric is hardwearing and will last for many years. The Zwartbles lends a plumpness and crispness while the Cheviot brings it’s dense, bouncy and warm characteristics. The 2017 blend has a particularly smooth spin and a deep slightly heathered grey colour.

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£10 per 50g

Icelandic Lopi Aran

Fawn, Silver and Toffee Icelandic Lopi

Our Icelandic Lopi is a soft, airy wool which knits into a warm and durable fabric.  It comes in three pretty natural shades  – Toffee, Fawn and Silver (please note that while Toffee and Fawn are different shades there isn’t a great deal of contrast between them).

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£22 per Kit approx 110-133g

Puzzlewood Mittens Kits

Puzzlewood Mittens

Ombre stripes and a woven effect – these are the two distinct characteristics of the Puzzlewood Mittens. Making the best of the natural colours of the yarn they are the perfect companion for a wintery walk or even a snowball fight!

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£23 per Kit approx 120g

Shivelight Cowl Kit

black isle yarns cowl in gotland yarn

Shivelight is a snuggly colour-work cowl knit with four shades of my Gotland DK (Cream, Silver, Grey and Charcoal).  This stunning design is by my friend Claire and it has been designed to be a good stepping-stone into the world of colour-work, as well as being an enjoyable knit for the more experienced.

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£64.50 per Kit with 3 skeins x 100g

Naturally Dyed Eathie Sets

naturally dyed eathie sets sm

The Eathie Shawl has been designed by my talented friend Emily Williams. There are some lovely coloured versions of the Eathie Shawl on Ravelry, they are well worth looking at to get a feel for how these sets will knit up.

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