Velvety soft and warm like Cashmere or Qiviut. Yak fiber micron count is between 15 and 17 microns that place it in the same grade of the luxury fibers such as qiviut, cashmere, vicuña. Natural Gem. Each yak produces about 100 gr of down (undercoat) fiber per year. China's Qinhai, Sichuan and Gansu Provinces are the major producers of the commercialized yak. Lotus Tibetan Yak is a precious, pure, super soft, plied millspun yak wool. It is undyed, and is suitable for hand and machine knitting. Note that the yak hair is very soft and superbly warm. It is also naturally moisture regulating. The extremely fine yak's belly hair is usually combed out by hand, and then spun into yarn.
Garment Care: hand wash with woolwash "no rinse" or baby shampoo. Lay flat to dry, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight.
As it is known, Yak fiber is valued for its amazing softness, warmth, strength, breathability, and resistance to static. It is also naturally anti-microbial and resistant to odour too!
* Similar yarn: Tibetan Cloud, Yak Handspun, Silky Yak, Yak
FIBRE: 100% Tibetan Yak Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Sport 6 ply
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 24 sts / 32 rows
NEEDLES: 3.5 - 4 mm (US No. 5-6)
LENGTH: approx. 300 m / 328 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 100g
Price (CAD): $39.99
IN STOCK: Natural Chocolate Brown (40+3 hanks)
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Natural Chocolate Brown
* 40+3 hanks
TIBETAN YAK MEN'S HAT © IRENE & MR. SHEEP Co., knitted of 1x100g hank with 2 threads on 4.5mm circular needles.
Instructions: cast on 92 sts using 2 threads of the Lotus Tibetan Yak (make 2 approx. equal balls from 1 hank prior knitting) and 3.75mm circular needles for head circumference of 57-58cm. Knit 4 rounds in K2P2.|
Switch to 4.5mm circular needles, knit 24cm in K2P2.
Shape crown: Round 1: K2, P2, Knit2Together, P1.
Rounds 2-3: Knit and Perl as per sts pattern.
Round 4: K1, Knit2Together, P1, K2, P1.
Round 5: Knit and Perl as per sts pattern.
Round 6: K2, P1, K1, Knit2Together.
Round 7: Knit and Perl as per sts pattern.
Round 8: K2, P1, Knit2Together.
Round 9: Knit and Perl as per sts pattern.
Round 10: Knit2Together, K1, P1.
Round 11: Knit and Perl as per sts pattern.
Round 12: Knit2Together, K1.
Round 13: Knit and Perl as per sts pattern.
Round 14: Knit2Together all sts. Cut yarn, draw it through rem 10 sts and fasten off, or cast off rem 10 sts using a crochet hook, and sew.
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