Yarn Review: Blacker Yarns, Blacker Breeds Jacob – Armpit Test

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.

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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.

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