Brand: Kaleidoscope’s Natural Collection / undyed yarn
Product name: Yak DK
Category: 8ply DK ( double knit)
Fibres: 60% Superwash merino / 20% silk / 20% yak
Weight/length: 100g / 212m
Needle size: 4 – 4.5mm
Gauge: 22sts x 28 rows = 10cm on 4mm
Washing instructions: Hand wash in cold water, dry flat.
A new DK blend of our popular Yak, merino wool and silk blend yarn , in a soft silvery beige shade. 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.