Description

 

Brand:  Kaleidoscope’s Natural Collection / undyed yarn

Product name: Silk Yak 

Category: 4 ply fingering

Fibres: 50 % yak / 50% silk

Weight/length:  50g /200m

Needle size: 2.75 – 3.5mm 

Gauge: 26 – 28 sts  = 10cm  

Washing instructions: Hand wash in cold water, dry flat.

Description: 

Another unique blend of Yak wool and silk in a darker brown silvery shade. This yarn is has a lovely sheen and is incredibly soft to touch!

Yaks live in the Himalayas, the Tibetan plateau and in Russia. There is  produce a limited production of this unique yarn – so this product may not be available all year round. Here are some interesting facts about Yak wool:
• 40% warmer than merino
• has 66% greater air permeability
• has 17% greater water vapour permeability.

Regular sheep live at a few hundred metres altitude. Merino sheep live at around 1000m. But yaks live at a staggering 4000 to 5000m.Yaks have survived these extreme conditions for thousands of years. Nature has fine-tuned their wool through natural selection.

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Additional information

Weight 58 g