Yaqui from Artfibers
Yaqui discontinued
Artfibers
Sport (12 wpi) ?
492 yards
(450 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
24.0 to 26.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 5 - 4 or 3.75 - 3.5mm
100% Other Animal - Yak
Somewhere between alpaca and wool

Yak thrive in ice age conditions, from Kashmir to Mongolia in the Central Asian highlands. Wild yak are 6-7 feet tall at the shoulder and may weigh a ton. Domestic yak are much smaller. They have hair in two layers, like many arctic animals. The inner layer of down can be combed out once per year, yielding a very small amount per animal.

The yarn we offer here was spun for us from 100% pure yak down by one of Italy’s most renowned cashmere spinners, a company that we have worked with for over ten years. The yarn is plied from two threads, one in a natural undyed brown hair, and the other in natural unbleached white. We believe it is the only yarn of this type available. In addition to the natural colored thread, which knits up into a beautiful tweed, we have hand painted a range of colors inspired by the natural beauty and art of the Himalayan region.

Proudly handpainted in California by American artists.
Sold direct to the public on professional cones, no minimums.
Samples available through 4 different Yarntasting programs, please check www.artfibers.com for further info.

popular colorways

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