Brand: Kaleidoscope’s Natural Collection / undyed yarn
Product name: Yak yak singles
Category: 4 ply fingering
Fibres: 65% Superwash merino / 20% silk / 15% yak
Weight/length: 120g /480m
Needle size: 2.5 – 3.5mm
Gauge: 26sts x 35 rows = 10cm on 3.5mm
Washing instructions: Hand wash in cold water, dry flat.
A new unique blend of Yak wool and silk in a soft silvery beige shade, longer in meters and slightly more silkier than the former version! 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.