Yak-t Natural - Merino/Yak
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
Unusually for me this is undyed. This mix of the Merino and Yak has resulted in a beautiful natural Taupe, tones of both brown and grey, that is a versatile warm neutral all on it's own. Sometimes there really is nothing you can add to Mother Nature.
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.