50%/50% baby yak / merino fing wt 3 cones
6st to an inch on 3.25mm (lightly blocked)
As normal I am on a quest for unusual fibers and all things soft. A couple of months ago Colourmart started listing a 50%/50% baby yak / merino on there ebay site. I was lucky enough to win the bid for around $30.00 and picked up the gray above. The yarn is absolutely amazing when it is washed. The molted shades of gray really pick up a unique textures. From a distance it appears as a rich charcoal but up close you can see the subtle tones above. When the yarn blooms it becomes a thick rich yarn with lots of body and a fine hallow of soft fibers. The yarn feel very warm when held but is fairly light weight and a slight drape.
The pre-washed yarn I will admit is pretty gross. It smells horrible and the oil that the yarn was treated with really irritates my hands. Thank goodness it doesn't represent the end product. Not as remarkable as Shokay, but a beautiful fiber at a good price.