Thursday 6 September 2018

Blacker Yarns' Launches Tor Collection

For the past few years Blacker Yarns has launched a special edition yarn to mark its birthday and this year's is Tor - a 2ply aran-weight yarn that comes in six heathery colours. Price TBC.

Image courtesy of Blacker Yarns
Tor is a blend of 55% Romney cross, 28% Merino cross, 5% North Ronaldsay, 4% Shetland and 8% British alpaca - a veritable woolly delight. I haven't seen a sample yet but Tor goes on sale on Sunday 9th September, the day after its pattern support, The Tor Collection, launches on Ravelry.

The Tor Collection

There are five patterns in the ebook with a mixture of knitting and crochet.  Here's a sneak peak:

Hexworthy Jumper: At the moment I'm particularly fond of warm winter sweaters with a yoke pattern, therefore it goes without saying that this is my favourite in the collection. As it is knitted in aran weight Hexworthy shouldn't take too long to complete (compared to the 2ply yoke jumper that's currently on my needles anyway!)

Hexworthy jumper image courtesy of Blacker Yarns
Hexworthy Socks: These are a smaller colour work project than their jumper namesake. The pattern contains two sizes - standard sock length or a knee length to wear with wellies.

Hexworthy socks image courtesy of Blacker Yarns
Wistman Hat: Choose whether to go with or without the pom pom on top of this moss stitch-cabled hat. If you forget the pom pom you only need one skein of Tor.

Wistman Hat image courtesy of Blacker Yarns
Rundlestone Shawl: Now we come to the crochet patterns. Rundlestone is described as a simple crochet project. Regular A Woolly Yarn readers will know that personally I'm not keen on shawls and haps, but if you are then this may be a project for you.

Rundlestone Shawl image courtesy of Blacker Yarns
Belstone Cushion:

The final pattern in The Tor Collection is a crochet project for beginners. The cushion itself uses three skeins with a few scraps for the embroidery decoration.

Belstone Cushion image courtesy of Blacker Yarns
Have you tried Tor? What would you like to knit with the wool? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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