This soft yarn is perfect for the knitter looking for uncommon fiber content.
Content: 71% Wool 29% Yak
113 meteres (123 yards)
Tension: 10x10 cm (4x4 inches) 26 stitches 34 rows
One of the most important properties of wool is that it is fantastic at regulating temperature. This not only means that it keeps you toasty in the winter, but also that it can keep you cool in the hot temperatures as well. Wool can really be worn all year round.
Even though wool can hold up to a third of its weight in water, it wicks the moisture away from your skin.
Wool is naturally water-resistant, repelling moisture vapor through its fibers and making it resistant to rot, mold and mildew. Its unique structure doesn’t allow odor buildup.
Camels produce longer fibers than sheep, which results in a more durable finished product.
Camel wool threads are hollow, which keeps the products lightweight but ultra insulating.
On average, camel wool fibers are finer than most merino wool, which results in a softer, more delicate feel. Camel hair garments are worn by native desert travelers to protect them from the heat. These same characteristics are transferred to fabrics made with camel hair.
Camel and alpaca are classified as camilids, and share several qualities between the fibers, particularly the softness of touch, and the lack of lanolin. If you love alpaca, you'll love camel.