Wednesday 22 June 2016

Latest Lyonesse Colours + Supporting Patterns Launched By Blacker Yarns

After teasing us on their Facebook page Blacker Yarns has at last revealed Lyonesse 4ply and DK's new season's colours.

To recap, Lyonesse was launched last year and is a British yarn consisting of a natural linen and Falkland Island Merino/Corriedale wool blend. I used the rose quartz shade to knit a vintage-style jumper and found that Lyonesse has fabulous stitch definition, no haze and is cool to wear (as in temperature rather than hip - though it can be that too!)

Blacker Yarns kindly sent me a shade card so I could see the new colours for myself. Out, sadly, are Rose Quartz and Jade. Moonstone (undyed), Aquamarine, Ruby and Lapis are here to stay and to join them are these delightful hues:

Dark Pearl


Red Beryl

(The name of this shade is off-putting as it's a brown colour, not red).










All photos are courtesy of Blacker Yarns.

My favourite shade is Sapphire, it being a denim-type mix of grey and blue that would look fabulous knitted up in a slouchy sweater and worn with jeans.


Blacker Yarns released seven patterns this week to support Lyonesse. Regular readers of this blog will know that I never bother with shawls - of which there are two in this collection. I do like the multicoloured cowl though and this would be a quickish project to knit in time for Autumnal weather.

Feldspar Ombre Cowl

The collection also contains a jumper, a cardigan and, great for summer knitting, a t-shirt designed by Sonja Bargirlowska.

Talland Tee
The patterns are free to download from the Blacker Yarns website.

Each 50g ball of Lyonesse costs £6 plus P&P. Whilst stocks last Blacker Yarns is selling the two discontinued shades, Rose Quartz and Jade Green, for £4.40 per ball.

The shades are also for sale at Brityarn - the website that does what it says on the tin and only sells British Yarns.

Which is your favourite shade?

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