This is one of our favourites and a very popular boutique yarn. Light and silky to the touch, Yeti is made from equal amounts of Yak and Silk fibres – spun into a fine fingering weight yarn to create garments which are as light as a feather.
This yarn makes a wonderful all year garment – both, yak and silk, are temperature regulators. It will keep you warm when needed, yet it also allow heat to escape. With the yak being one most in need for warmth in the Himalayas, it can be easily imagined how dense the fibre must be and yet, yak is one of the softest fibres around almost identical in Microns to cashmere.
Add some flowing silk into the mix and the results are simply breathtaking, like moonbeams on rippling water.
Yeti is available as a kit as well. Check out Criostal, designed by Albina from Lbhandknits, highlights Yeti in a simple delicate shawl pattern.
In a nutshell for 1 skein:
50% fine yak hair / 50% mulberry silk
weight 4 ply
466m/ 509.6 yards
How we made these colours:
|River Maiden||Indigo* & Reseda||Alum|
|Shallow River||Lac*** & Indigo*||Alum|
|Sugar Plums||Conchenial** & Iron||Alum|