PEARL TAUPE - subtle shimmer from the white silk and soft brown from the yak down fiber makes for a wearable, absolutely gorgeous heathered brown/gray - a great guy OR gal kind of color!
YARN - YAK SILK SPORT (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!
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!
•Long-wearing 4-ply sport weight - ideal for baby items, accessories for you, sweaters, gifts, blankets and more!
•Yardage: 165 m / 180 yd
•Weight: 50 g / 1.7 oz
•Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 3-5
•Crochet Hook Size: D-F
This was a pleasure to work with. It feels good running through your fingers as you work with it and knits up with a great feel and drape. The silk gives the yarn some visual interest and a bit of a rustic look. I'm really happy with the shawl I made from this.
I keep reordering this yarn. It is incredible to work with and would probably work up really fast except I keep stopping to feel it. It is such a gorgeous colour too!
i used this for the Man Approved hat, and some small accessories. it was wonderful to work with. it felt like the perfect perfect yarn for the idea of yarn. it made size 2 needles feel like they were the best needles ever invented. i also love the photo of the yak licking its nose!