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YAK from Gobsmacked
YAK
Gobsmacked
Light Fingering ?
18
492 yards
(450 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
32.0 sts
= 4 inches
100% Other Animal - Yak
plied
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
  • Color:
  • Gradient
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed
  • Dyed: Canada

A light, low twist yarn with three plies: two a natural medium brown, the other a natural cream colour. The result is a fluffy, tweedy yarn that takes a range of muted hues with brighter pops of colour from the lighter ply.

This yarn is lofty and drapey, with very little spring-- more like alpaca than sheep’s wool. It also has a distinctive but not unpleasant yak scent when damp, reminding us that, yes, indeed, this comes from an animal!

Please note that although I originally tagged this as a light fingering, it does plump up to a fingering weight after it’s had a good soak and dry.