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.
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.