I thought I would start the last leg of my Blacker Breeds Jacob yarn review by including a link to The Jacob Sheep Society website. The section on breed information is really interesting; and I love that the shop includes a calendar, so you can have a Jacob sheep for every month of the year.
The armpit test swatch has been travelling about with me for four days now. It does have a slight prickle factor, however it’s not so prickly that I notice it all them time. I probably wouldn’t enjoy this next to my neck, but might put up with it as a hat.
In terms of wear and abrasion – I can’t tell the difference at all. It looks like the same swatch I showed you a few days ago – not so much as a whisker out of place.
All in all, I’m very impressed. The yarn has awesome stitch definition, and I think it would show off cables or lace equally as well. Blacker have it for sale for £7.20 for a 50g ball. A garment for me would be around £80, which is near the top of my normal price range. However, I think this would be well worth the investment. I suspect this yarn will wear like iron, and continue to look smart for many years to come. If you are thinking about knitting a pair of hard wearing mittens, or a wardrobe staple cardigan, it would be a wonderful choice. I really hope that Blacker include it in their standard range.