Merino Yak – Complete

Ta da!

Here they are in all their squishy beauty.

5.5 ounces of yak/merino blend, in two color ways, both by Purple Fleece. I spun each on separately, then plied about a third of one with a third of the other. The remains were plied on themselves. To the left is Salpal (who could resist such a lovely name?), in the middle is the combination, and on the right is the complement, Iron Ore.

They came out thicker than I normally spin, the very short staple length was a challenge for me. I do love the resulting yarn, so squishy! I did not weight this while drying, I think that made it really puff up a lot.

Here are some individual shots, in the same order:

And one final shot in a bit of sunshine:

I got about 250 yards total, mostly chunky weight. What to make with this soft wonder?

27 thoughts on “Merino Yak – Complete”

  1. I love it! No doubt, you’ll come up with a special project for it, perhaps a fun cowl that makes usage of the gradient?

  2. Beautiful! I love the colors and the way they came out. A knitting project that is warm and luscious and touches the skin would be ideal for these beauties. Perhaps a project that you design yourself. You know your skeins better than anyone. Ponder them and let them tell you what they want to be.

    1. Good idea! I spent a lot of time yesterday poking around in Ravelry and coming up with not too much. The soft yarn will not hold much stitch definition, but I want it to be more than just stockinette or garter… and it wont; hold up to lots of ripping, I don’t think so I can’t swatch a million things. I might just have to bite the bullet and do a simple cowl gradient and see how it comes out. I know it will be soft as can be!

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