A Fiber to Yak About!
I love animals, and being newly introduced to the yak, I need to share the cuteness, actually, I think the photo below shows a particularly beautiful specimen!
Bijou Basin Ranch makes beautiful yarn from yak down; it's is one of the most luxurious fibers found. Warmer than wool and as soft as cashmere, yak yarn is an extremely durable and lightweight fiber that preserves heat in the winter yet breathes for comfort in warmer weather.
Yak yarn is completely odorless, does not shed, and maintains warmth, even when wet. The yarn is non-allergenic and non-irritating as it contains no animal oils or residue. It can be hand washed with a gentle detergent.
Lots to love about yak yarn!
Check out the stories behind some of the yaks that provide this fabulous yarn:
|Ashbury Knitted Mitts Kit|
Try some Bijou Spun yarn, you'll see what I mean about fabulous!
We have a neat fingerless mitts kit (shown at right) that contains two skeins of Bijou Spun Lhasa Wilderness Yarn in Natural Brown.
The mitts are really lovely, aren't they? Get your Ashbury Mitts kit while they last, and experience knitting with yak fiber!