‘Dark Star’ – Our Mill Open Weekend Special by Aleks Byrd

£6.50 - £19.00

As part of our annual Mill Open Weekend shenanigans, we always create a limited-edition, mini collection of yarn and tops to help celebrate in style. This year we’ve been even more excited than usual, as we’ve been collaborating with some rather fabulous designers! 

Emily Wessel (Tin Can Knits)Aleks Byrd, and Ysolda Teague-Long have each created custom shades of our beloved Yarnadelic. We’ve gotta’ hand it to them, they certainly have an eye for colour, so we’re just smitten with the shades they’ve blended up for us!

‘Dark Star’, created by Aleks Byrd is a sophisticated shade. A subtle blend of deep chocolate, with joyous flecks of red, blue and orange exploding like fibre fireworks, yum! Aleks Byrd is an illustrator and designer with an impeccable eye for colour, and Dark Star is a great moody but warm neutral that goes perfectly with the rest of the Yarnadelic palette. She named her colourway ‘Dark Star’ after the Crosby, Stills and Nash song, which is a fitting 70s vibe for this fabulous shade – a little bit funky, a little bit soulful, perfect for any occasion.

You’ll find our other Mill Open Weekend specials – ‘Moonage Daydream’ by Emily from Tin Can Knits, ‘Space Talk’ by Ysolda Teague, ‘Halftone’ by Tiny Fibre Studio and ‘Whipsiderry’ by Amanda Hannaford.

Available in: Sport – 333m per 100g (3/10nm) / Worsted – 216m per 100g (3/6.5nm) / fibre tops
Composition: 100% Falklands Corriedale
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Meterage Tops (per 100g) / Sport/ Heavy 4ply (333m per 100g) / Worsted (216m per 100g)
Composition 100% Falklands Corriedale

Our Yarnadelic  Range

These Mill Open Weekend Specials are spun to the same specification as our Yarnadelic range, available in tops, sport/ heavy 4ply and worsted. Yarnadelic is 100% Falklands Corriedale. The breed is around 100 years old and was derived by crossing the Merino and Lincoln Longwool. It is one of our favourite fibres as its properties are a perfect balance of delightful softness and bounce from the Merino combined with the slight lustre and long staple length of the Lincoln Longwool – a fibre lover’s dream!

By giving this yarn a rounded 3 fold structure, we’ve enhanced the fibres natural stitch definition and drape creating the ideal all round go to yarn for everything from cables to lace and garments to accessories.

Our Corriedale is farmed in the Falkland Islands – ensuring that the animals have been treated with the utmost care and are free from harmful mulesing. The fibre has then been dyed in the UK and lovingly prepared, blended and spun at our North Devon Mill.

Aleks Byrd

Aleks’ knitwear patterns combine modern design with hints of her Estonian heritage, and we love her unique perspective. Aleks is becoming a bit of a regular at our Mill Open Weekend and we’re chuffed that she’s also created this year’s MOW graphic – a dancing, dungaree-wearing, music-loving crafter. Check out the tote bags and badges here.

Find out more about Aleks and her knitwear designs, here on her website.

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Hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent.