Baby Yak / Silk / ethically sourced superwash Merino
100 grams = 212 meters ( 232 yards)
Colourway: Lichen - beautifully heathered warm olive green.
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!
This super soft heathered yarn combines the best of 3 fibres – the gentle halo of high quality Yak down, a subtle shimmer from silk, and the bouncy goodness of the softest superwash Merino. Beyul is a dyer’s dream, taking dye with an intoxicating richness that takes your breath away.
[Shown next to greener-yellow Steppe. Shawl shown is Liminal, top-down neck detail and jumper in Auburn and Serpentine green is Beyul Sweater. Cardigans shown are Siri in Rhubarb, Kaizen in Beyul DK Serpentine and Praline in Balsam. Also shown, Aeolica wristwarmers in Balsam and Serpentine green. Find the links in my Ravelry projects.]
Please note that the colour settings on your monitor may not display hues accurately and that as a hand-dyed product the colour intensity can very from skein to skein. Please email me directly before purchasing if you have any colour concerns. Thanks!
Did you know that Cashmere production is creating huge environmental problems in Asia which are in turn negatively affecting the global climate?
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.