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Description

 

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.

Description: 

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.

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Additional information

Weight 58 g