Brand: Kaleidoscope’s Natural Collection / undyed yarn
Product name: Tibetan sock
Category: 3 ply fingering
Fibres: 60% Merino Superwash / 20 % yak / 20% silk /
Weight/length: 100g /366m
Needle size: 2.5 – 3.5mm
Gauge: 28sts = 10cm
Washing instructions: Hand wash in cold water, dry flat.
Another unique blend of Yak, merino wool and silk. This yarn has a slight sheen and a high twist for great stitch definition and is also soft. This is also a great yarn for making socks swell as beautiful garments and accessories.
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.