Kettle Yarn Co
Kettle Yarn only use South American or Falkland Merino to ensure ethical treatment of our sheep-y friends – absolutely NO mulesing or other questionable animal treatment.
Did you know that cashmere production is creating huge environmental problems in Asia which are, in turn, negatively affecting the global climate and animal welfare? In contrast yaks have a minimal impact on sparse grassland and every single facet of the yak is used for survival making them and their fleece extremely environmental.
A single Yak produces a mere 100g of down a year…one average skein of fingering weight yarn, making it a rare and precious fibre. Hand-combed or plucked, this short fibre sits between the most luxurious fine Cashmere and softest baby Camel in micron thickness and has a similar butter-soft handle and gloriously gentle halo… however – it has the added benefit of pilling less than either fibre.
Yak is durable, breathable, lightweight and its incredible thermal properties keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
|Manufacturer||Kettle Yarn Co|
|Fibre||20% Baby Yak 20% Silk 60% Merino Wool|
|Yarn weight||4Ply – Fingering|
|Recommended Needle Size||2.25mm-4mm/US1-US6|
|Gauge||27 - 32 sts – 10cm/4”|
|Meterage||366m/400yrds – 100g|
|Care Instructions||Wash by hand|