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SPILLED WINE - a mottled mix of faded fuschia, blue/purple and muddied lime green
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 Maddie Salter on 15th Jul 2016
This color is phenomenal. The yak silk weight is light and so so very soft. But the color is glorious. I opened my parcel with trepidation, because the color is so pretty on the website. I was worried it would not live up to my expectations. And it surpassed them. The picture doesn't do the yarn justice.
Posted by Wendy D on 26th Aug 2015
this yarn is always wonderful quality, and so many yards for a larger project.
when i got this colorway, there was a neon green dominance, which was not so evident in the photo. i combined with a lavender sequin yarn for a beautiful and interesting color combo shawl
Posted by Lynda Prucha on 18th May 2015
Love the hand of this yarn and have a beautiful pattern picked out for it. Will share when completed
Posted by Karen on 4th May 2015
The lovely colorwork is what drew me to this yarn. It is so far my favorite color combo. Of course, seeing it was made up in 50% Yak Down, 50% Silk, is what led me to order 2 skeins. The colors are even more beautiful once you receive it and actually see for yourself!! Can't wait to start my shawl!