RICE PAPER - a deliciously shimmering bare base like untouched snow
YARN - Yak-Silk (a 50, 50 blend)
-Creamy to the touch.
-Ultra-soft, like perfect baby's skin.
-Like a dream!
Properties of Yak:
This is yak down, the softest of yak fibers.
-Warm: It has incredible insulating properties, which allow the animals to survive at extreme temperatures.
-Soft: Incredibly soft... buttery is truly the word that comes to mind! Your fingers will thank you as you work with this!
-Strong: Surprisingly strong (stronger than wool), for durable, long-wearing projects.
-Breathable: Do you ever feel sticky in synthetic fibers? Not so with yak... it breathes! It wicks moisture away from your body and releases it into the air, thus allowing you to feel fresher (and smell better!).
-Anti-Microbial: It doesn't attract the little microbes that live on sweat, so your garment stays fresher longer and won't get all stinky. Yay!
Properties of Silk:
-Excellent Insulator: Amazingly, it keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter (due to the fact that it doesn't conduct heat)
-Luster: Hello! Shine galore!
-Strength: Long-wearing, durable projects, baby!
-Vivid: Silk takes the dye like crazy... so the colors are rich and bold and saturated.
When yak is combined with silk, you get an amazing, SOFT, lustrous, luxurious, creamy, rich, vibrant yarn that is hard to ignore.
Projects made with this are sure to be adored and exclaimed over and kept for years on end. Do enjoy!
•Softly spun 2-ply lace weight (this is a wee bit thicker than some lace weights, so it's easier to work with, if you're a beginner. Yay!)
•Yardage: 630 m / 680 yd
•Weight: 95-100 g
•Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 1-3
•Crochet Hook Size: B-D
Note: Each skein is a hand-created, unique work of art and no two skeins will be identical, even within the same dye lot. If working with more than one skein in a project, it is best to alternate skeins every other row. Despite every effort to accurately depict our product colors, actual shades may vary due to differences in monitor settings.
Posted by Dudy Harris on 29th Jan 2017
This yak will be used for a shawl for a very special bride to be in July. A young woman who used to be our neighbor across the street. Special yarn for a special project for a special lady!!
I LOVE the yarn!!! Soft, pliable, will drape beautifully!!
Posted by Sue on 12th Jan 2017
But I need white yarn to knit a wedding shawl. The color is described as "as snow". This color is more ecru then white. I'm sure I will knit this yarn. But it must go in my stash. It's not suitable for the wedding shawl I plan to knit as a gift.
Posted by Pat Moore on 10th Dec 2016
The yak make the yarn so soft and the silk add a beautiful shine to the yarn.
I will enjoy knitting with it. If you like alpaca you will love the softness of this yarn.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Aug 2016
I am just getting start on a lace shawl. This yarn is so wonderful. So soft and drapey. Feels great on the skin.
Posted by Dianna on 22nd Sep 2015
This yarn feels so silky and soft. It is thin so takes a while to work up. It is well worth it. I am making a shawl, it drapes so beautifully.
Posted by Deb Lugiewicz on 4th Sep 2015
I absolutely love this kit and everything that comes with it.
Posted by Judith Bandsma on 3rd Sep 2015
This is not the only color of this yarn that I have purchased. I also bought 3 hanks of 'Distressed Bench' yak/silk.
Yak is a wonderful fiber on its own, the addition of silk gives it a glimmer. It is soft and warm, drapes well and feels lovely on the hands when working with it.
Posted by Barb on 31st Jul 2015
A must have in any stash:
Because it's beautiful;
Because it's so soft; and,
Because it goes with everything.