Lotus Tibetan Yak is a precious, pure, super soft, plied yak wool in Natural Brown. It is is suitable for hand and machine knitting. ULTRA warm and soft the same way as Mongolian cashmere or Arctic qiviut. At -35℃, you will be surprised finding yourself warm, wearing a sweater / hat / socks knitted of Tibetan Yak wool. Finished garments look as made of pure cashmere in a natural hue of brown.
FYI Tibetan Yaks' undercoat is a precious fiber similar to Mongolian Cashmere. A premium quality Yak fiber micron count is between 15 and 17 microns. It is velvety and incredibly soft. The yaks shed their coats and normally it is gathered from the ground. The extremely fine yak's belly hair is usually combed out by hand, and then spun into yarn. 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.
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FIBRE: 100% Tibetan Yak Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Sport 6 ply
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 24 sts / 32 rows
NEEDLES: 3.5 - 4 mm (US № 5-6)
LENGTH: approx. 300 m / 328 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 100g
PATTERNS: YAK WOOL HAT »
Price (CAD), 100g hank: $69.99
IN STOCK: Natural Dusty Brown (34+2 hanks)
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Garment Care: hand wash with woolwash "no rinse" or baby shampoo. Lay flat to dry, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight.
Natural Dusty Brown
(Undyed Warm Bark Brown)
* 34+2 hanks
YAK WOOL SCARF-SHAWLETTE © Irene & Mr. Sheep.
Cast on 94 sts using 4mm needles. Knit 6 rows as follows: K1 edge st, repeat *P2K3 (RS) and K2P3 (WS)*, finish 6th row (WS) with 2K2P and K1 edge st.
Please K every edge sts on both RS and WS. Facing RS (Row 7) continue: K1 edge st, for border knit 4 sts in Rice pattern : P1K1 (RS), K1P1 (WS),
then knit next 84 sts in your favourite lace pattern making 7 rapports - 12 sts each, and finish again with 4 sts of border in Rice pattern, K1 edge st.
To make a scarf-shawlette of 130 cm length you will need 2 hanks of Lotus Tibetan Yak.