Jutting up over 16,000 feet, Mount Blackburn, the 5th highest mountain and the 2nd tallest volcano in the United States, is one of the most photographed mountains in the world. It is majestic, dramatic, and beautiful. A perfect fit to name this gorgeous yarn. Blackburn is the yarn that once you touch it, no other yarn can ever compare again as far as softness. Beautiful baby alpaca fiber (called cria) is used to produce it. A cria fleece is the first shearing in an alpaca’s life. Alpaca is amazingly soft, even as an adult, but their fleece will never be as soft as THIS again. You have to try it! Hand-dyed by Jennefer Marker of Compass Moon Creations based on the Idaho/Washington border, inspired by colors in creation & everyday life as seen and experienced by her and her family.
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Please make sure you order enough for your project as dye lots can vary between batches. Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarns, every skein is unique.
Yarn Weight: Sport / 2 / 12 wraps per inch
Texture: Soft & fluffy. A round 4-ply yarn with a soft halo.
Skein Weight: 100 grams / 3.5 ounces
Yardage: approximately 220 yards
Recommended Needle Size: US 3 - 5 or 3.25 - 3.75mm, please check gauge
Fiber Content: 100% Baby Alpaca (also called Cria) Fiber
Care Instructions: Hand wash, lay flat to dry.
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About Compass Moon Creations
Compass Moon Creations is the passion project of Jennefer Marker. From a little girl sitting in front of a knitting tower to a young woman knitting her first scarf to combat the frigid Minnesota winter to the north Idahoan craftswoman she is today, Jennefer found herself questing for a better, softer yarn. That is until she learned to create it herself. Over the past seven years, she has taken Compass Moon Creations to new heights, crafting and hand dyeing beautiful yarns, fibers, even stitch markers!
Jennefer strives to support the Northwest fiber farm community, and her fiber is primarily sourced from over 22 local hobby farms, homegrown from happy, healthy Inland Northwest sheep. Jennefer’s whole family gets involved with prepping the fleeces to make something special with them! Handspun and hand-dyed yarn, gorgeous carded art batts for spinning and felting, dryer balls, felting supplies, fiber locks and so much more! She primarily uses sheep’s wool, alpaca, and goat fiber, but will spin and use everything from angora rabbit to camel….whatever soft, luscious stuff she can get her hands on! Besides yarns and fiber goodies, Jennefer also enjoys creating funky stitch markers, earrings, and *bling* that promote fiber & yarn love!