This is the best alternative to cashmere I have come across. With the down-like halo of cashmere and a slight sheen from the silk, this yarn is much stronger than even the best quality cashmere due to the strength added by the lush silk.
Yak down is, like cashmere, hard to come by and therefore very precious, which drives the price up. However, once you have seen and felt this yarn, you will realise it is more than worth the extra expense!
Running a generous 400m per 100gms, it can be used for a broad range of popular 4-ply patterns and is suitable for garments and accessories alike. And of course it makes the most glorious shawls.
I introduced this yarn in 2018 as one of the options for Gingham Wing'm kits, which can be found HERE. This year, I am slowly expanding the range of colours, all complementing the fabric colours of the Layercake garments and am offering the yarn as single hanks as well as part of the kits.
Sold in hanks of 50gms.
The pictures show the main colour in the kits, but each kit contains: 300gms of Yak Blend 2 in the main colour of your choice 50gms of Yak Blend 2...
This kit contains enough yarn to knit one of the 2 designs included in the Double Dart pattern (100 gr of Yak Blend 2 = 2 hanks of 50 gm)...
The Wing’m is an asymmetrical scarf that is knitted holding 2 strands of 4-ply or sport weight yarn together and alternating small patches of knitting stitches with either 1 or...