Mmmmmmm. Yak jam. Yak butter. Yak preserves.
I started with 6 ounces of Merino-Yak, the Spunky Club fiber from August of this year in the colorway Preserved.
Sometimes I love spinning with a plan in mind. But most of the time, I really like to just settle into all my default motions and let the fiber spin itself.
This was one of those spins. Merino-yak is not the easiest in the world to spin. If you’ve spun Merino-silk and thought it was A-OK, you’ll most likely be okay with this as well. If you have troubles with the slipperier, shorter-stapled fibers, this is likely to give you trouble too. To get it right, increase your twist speed by going to a smaller whorl. Shorter fibers need more twist, right? And be prepared for plenty of pilling. I think it’s pretty much unavoidable here.
But is it worth it?
Oh yeah. It’s worth it. The stuff is uber-soft. Nothing like it. This ended up as 323 yards of DK weight 2-ply. No idea what to do with it yet, other than pet it. A cowl seems likely.