Holy guacamole. This might just be my favorite knit. Ever. I don’t know what crazed soul thought it might be cool to combine yak and silk, but they deserve a medal. Truly.
Off I go Google how to become a yak farmer… How hard could it possibly be*?
I used two skeins of Lang Yarns Asia (70% silk/30% yak) to knit a cowl in the round. I had just a tiny bit of yarn left over. It’s the dinkiest scrap of all time, but I am going to save it and treasure it as if it were a precious stone. I just might stitch it into the inside of my pillow or something weird like that (why not?).
This is the perfect cowl of all time. And I’m not just saying it because I knit the darn thing. It’s just my honest, uncensored opinion. Its got drape like there’s no tomorrow. Springs like a slinky. Dimensional, simple stitching. Pleasantly reversible. Perfect length to wear long. Equally perfect length to wrap double. No curling. No rolling. No bunching. Nothing weird. No drama. Touchable to know end. I just know complete strangers in the grocery store are going come up to me and start to fondle my cowl the way they used to fondle Reed when he was a baby. It’s unavoidable.
Aside from my slight issue twisting the cast on join, I didn’t screw it up. Not even once.
If I didn’t have a project queue fifty billion miles long, I would knit a dozen more of these. The colorways this stuff comes in are stunning. Why knit just one when you can knit ’em all?
This is what I want to know: how does one turn a black yak into magenta? Bleach, then dye?