- 76% Cotton
- 15% Yak
- 9% Nylon
Softyak DK transcends the seasons thanks to its blend of cotton, yak and nylon. It has a stunningly soft handle and is static resistant and anti-microbial, which means the fabric stays fresher for longer. The chainette construction makes it surprisingly light for a cotton rich double-knitting yarn and it's available in colours ranging from muted tones to rich jewel shades.
- 4mm | 8 UK |6 US
- 22 sts x 30 rows
- Machine Wash, Cold, Gentle
- Do Not Bleach
- Do Not Tumble Dry
- Iron Low Heat
- Dry Clean, in Certain Solvents, Consult Cleaner
Our most-loved patterns using Softyak DK
Softyak DK—A Truly Unique Yarn
Strong and sturdy animals, yaks live in the hight altitudes of the Himalayas where they’re tended by nomadic herders. They’re known for their extremely warm coats that allow them to survive in the harsh climate.
The hollow fibers of yak wool trap air, making it 20% warmer than sheep’s wool
The strong outer fibres of the yak are used for rope making, the medium fibres for making blankets, and the soft down of the underbelly is hand harvested and used to make yarn and clothing. Yak wool is non-allergenic and non-irritating since it has no animal oils. As well, it resists odours, wicks moisture away from the body, and is less prone to pilling than many other woolen fibres.
We blend our yak with cotton to make a truly trans-seasonal yarn
Softyak DK has a robust chainette construction, enhanced with a little nylon, that adds springiness and loft for a better knitting experience. It’s also very smooth to the touch, and works up into a fabric with incredible drape. The cotton and yak fibers take dye differently, resulting in a soft melange effect.
This yarn is perfect for those with fibre sensitivities as neither the cotton nor yak will irritate the skin. It’s also naturally anti-static and anti-microbial.