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Black Stag Yarn & Fibre

Venus' Looking Glass - Merino/Yak

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Fibre: 70% Superwash Merino / 20% Yak / 10% Nylon 

Weight: Sock / 4 ply (3 ply construction)

Meterage: 400m / 437y per 100g skein 

Recommended needle size: 2-4 mm 

For Socks: 2 - 2.5mm

Venus' Looking Glass is another name for the Bellflower, said to grow wherever shards of Venus' enchanted mirror fell as it broke. It seemed a fitting name for this semi-solid royal purple with an incredible depth of colour because of the natural warm taupe base colour of the Yak blend. I kept it simple because the yarn does all the work here, giving a beautiful subtle tonal range, particularly in the sunlight. It's an unusual stance for me to take but sometimes less really is more.

This Yak sock is utter luxury that spoils you while working hard and lasting well. Yak is incredibly soft but has no halo so you get the warmth of Alpaca with no fuzz which means less pilling. As a short stapled fibre Yak blended with wool and nylon creates a mix with the strengths of all the fibres that mitigates their weaknesses. This is a lightweight, warm, strong, smooth worsted yarn that is as soft as cashmere, with the Yak down adding warmth (30% warmer than wool), with beautiful drape and great elasticity. This won't full a great deal after washing and has beautiful stitch definition. Socks or other garments made from this yarn will have a beautiful drape and great resilience. This is an investment in luxury that lasts, a gift that will keep giving for years to come if well cared for. 

If you love Alpaca but can't do fuzz then this sleek soft Yak is for you. 

 

Recommended care: This is Superwash Merino, Yak and nylon so can be machine washed at low temperatures (cool or cold) on a gentle cycle but we recommend hand washing as Yak is prone to felting and to keep the dye looking it’s best. 

 While we do our best to keep our colours consistent each hand dyed yarn is one of a kind so we advise alternating skeins in a multi-skein project. See FAQs for more information.