Blacker Jacob 4ply

Blacker Jacob 4ply


This unique yarn is inspired by the striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep. The range includes four distinct undyed shades using the natural fleece colours with eight corresponding overdyed shades.

Yarn weight: 4ply
Ball weight: 50g ball
Composition: 100% Jacob Wool
Yarn length: 190yds / 175m per 50g

Needles: 3mm
Tension: 28 stitches x 34 rows  = 10cm / 4 inches

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The historic Jacob sheep are famous for their horns and striking two-coloured coats of dark and light wool. The breed is believed to have come to the UK from the Middle East, possibly via Spain. Spotted Jacob sheep can be seen in Egyptian wall paintings dated to 1800 BCE.

Blacker's Jacob yarn is hardwearing and ideal for outerwear or slipper socks. The yarn is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition. When the fleeces arrive at their mill in Cornwall, they sort the fibre by colour, then re-blend and combine to create various shades of pale, mid and dark yarn.