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.
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