Get your Kettle *yarn for the LENU hood by ANKESTRiCK.
This balaclava bundle uses a strand of Northiam DK and new Beyul Halo lace held together for a pluffy Aran weight that feels like a luscious Cashmere without the ethical implications - see below for details!
British Bluefaced Leicester
50 g = 117 metres (128 yards)
Baby Yak / Baby Alpaca / Fine Merino / Silk
50 g = 400 meters (437 yards)
Please note: There are twol blue bundles. One is discounted as the first batch of blues runs a bit as I was trying to get an intense blue. If you choose to use these yarns with other colours please use a colour catcher to absorb excess dye in blocking bath.
The second batch is a pre-order and will be dyed in the next few weeks.
The sample swatch shows Beyul Halo with Thistle, Beyul Iceberg and Canvas.
*This listing is for yarn only. Find the pattern on Anke's Ravelry page.
Grey images of Lenu hood © ANKESTRiCK.
--- A single Yak produces a mere 100g of down a year - one average skein of fingering weight yarn - making it a rare and precious fibre! ---
Did you know that Cashmere production is creating huge environmental problems in Asia which are in turn negatively affecting the global climate? Read an article on this problem.
My Beyul is my response to this problem - a yarn with many of the same luxurious properties as Cashmere but none of the nasty consequences. In huge contrast to Cashmere goats, Yaks have a minimal impact on sparse grassland and every single facet of the yak is used for survival making them and their fleece extremely environmental.
All of the Merino I use is sourced from Peru from ethical farms that don't use mulesing on their sheep. Hand-combed or plucked, this short fibre sits between the most luxurious fine Cashmere and softest baby Camel in micron thickness and has a similar butter-soft handle and gloriously gentle halo… however - it has the added benefit of pilling less than either fibre.
Yak is durable, breathable, lightweight and its incredible thermal properties keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.