Baby Yak / Silk / ethically sourced superwash Merino
120g = 480 meters (522 yards)
Colourway: Praline - warm caramel.
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 light fingering yarn is made from one ply of fibre, which makes it delicate and best suited to light use items that will not see a lot of abrasion like shawls and hats. It is sold in huge 120 g / 480 m skeins! I recommend singles for low-abrasion items only as they are much more delicate than Beyul in plies, and will pill as a result. Shown with Steppe, Rhubarb and Yurt.
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.