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Undyed alpaca and wool merge in a plump, squishy 100 gram hank of fiber scrumptiousness! Part of the MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers, Blackthorn is the soft, chunky counterpart to worsted-weight Vista.

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Product Information
Description: 50% wool, 50% superfine alpaca
Handling: hand wash cold, dry flat
Colorways: 8
Gauge: 3-3˝ sts/inch on US 11-10˝ (8-6.5 mm)
Skeins/Garment: 7/LS
Put up: hank
Skein Weight: 100 grams
Skein Yardage: 120 yards


7003 Ash
7003 Ash
7006 Wolf
7006 Wolf
7016 Alabaster
7016 Alabaster

7038 Mouse
7038 Mouse
7044 Fawn
7044 Fawn
7075 Beaver Gray
7075 Beaver Gray

7076 Peat
7076 Peat
7077 Seal
7077 Seal
Patterns in Blackthorn

1606 Early Fall 1606 Early Fall
Get ready for fall with these stunning designs in our favorite fall yarns. Whether cables, eyelets or lace stitches, there is something here for every knitter.
1512 Strips and Stripes 1512 Strips and Stripes
Striped and colorblocked sweaters and accessories.
1510 Twists and Turns 1510 Twists and Turns
A collection of classic and unique cabled projects.
1509 Inspired by Patchwork 1509 Inspired by Patchwork
Accessories and garments in autumnal hues; introducing Telluride.
1504 The New Generation 1504 The New Generation
A collection of modern classics with a vintage feel for babies and toddlers, knit with soft, easy care yarns, perfect for the new generation.
1513 Artistic Differences 1513 Artistic Differences
Talitha's musical and performing background inspired her to create Artistic Differences. She imagined one design altered to be knit and styled two ways – a bohemian acoustic style and an edgier rock'n'roll look. Each of the 10 projects are shown twice, giving the knitter ideas for customizing to their own particular style.
1514 From Folly Cove 1514 From Folly Cove
Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios is beloved for her brilliant books for children, but she was also the organizing force behind The Folly Cove Designers, a group of mostly women who collaborated to hand print textiles in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Every pattern in this book is inspired by the work and personalities of these women, and together are an homage to their legacy of design and collaboration. –Julia Farwell-Clay
1411 North River 1411 North River
North River features simple sweaters and cold weather accessories in alpaca blend yarns.
1409 Classic Fall 1409 Classic Fall
Classic Fall features Avalanche and six other outstanding yarns with classic designs that have a modern twist.
1408 Autumn Leaf 1408 Autumn Leaf
Leaf motifs decorate fall sweaters, wraps and hats in Autumn Leaf, a beautiful collection featuring 12 designs for fall.
1407 Every Day Knits 1407 Every Day Knits
Every Day Knits features Mohawk Wool, a new yarn 100% grown and spun in the USA, and other outstanding yarns with sweaters and accessories that you'll want to wear every day.
1312 Cathedral 1312 Cathedral

Cathedral is a gorgeous book that features 10 of CEY's outstanding yarns. The focus of Cathedral is color to add brightness to a grey wintry backdrop. These are the knits that go best with a cup of hot cocoa for hours spent in your favorite knitting spot.
1311 Portraits 1311 Portraits

Portraits is a gorgeous book that features 11 of CEY's outstanding yarns. Inside are six pretty little accessories and also five quick-to-knit and easy-to-wear sweaters (and variations!) in bulky yarns.
9253 Favorite Hats 9253 Favorite Hats
A selection of hats
9232 Harvest Woods 9232 Harvest Woods
Seven designs in Blackthorn
9231 Leader of the Pack 9231 Leader of the Pack
Men's patterns designed in Blackthorn, Color by Kristin, Inca Alpaca, Vista and Woodland.
9182 Blackthorn 9182 Blackthorn
Six designs in MountainTop Blackthorn