An early experiment with more exotic fibres. The yak and silk mix was the ultimate in sheen, shimmer and soft, slippery lustre. It spun into a fine, strong yarn.


I watch the yarn at the moment of its creation, stretching between my hands, like the sweet treat of pulled toffee. Dark and white streaks mingle together – mint humbugs in a crinkled paper bag – all smooth, silky stripes on the outside like the proud sheen of a vain tabby cat. As the feline, so this yarn speaks of luxury. It is to be savoured, and slowly enjoyed.



Title: Humbug

Composition: 50% Brown Yak 50% Silk

Weight: 100g / 12 WPI / DK

Length: 374m / 410yd approx.

Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.


Date: August 2014

Skein code: 0002

Fibre: Brown Yak and Silk blend, approx. 50/50 ratio

Source: Wingham Wool Work – BYS

Status: Awaiting project

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