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The Yaak

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The Yaak is pure luxury with its fiber blend of yak, silk and merino.  It is quite possible you'll want to cover yourself in this yarn. 

The Yaak has subtle sheen and has a heathered effect with grey undertones. With its wonderful drape and stitch definition, this yarn is perfect for shawls, sweaters, cowls, hats, or anything else you want to make. In fact, one knitter said after knitting and wet blocking her project it was almost as if she couldn't even "feel" her project, it was that soft and ethereal.

The Yaak is a limited palette yarn base. It will be available in a select number of PDS standard colors and exclusive colors to the Yaak.

Knitting Weight: DK / Light Worsted

Fiber Content: 60% superwash merino / 20% yak / 20% silk

Yardage: 215 yards (196 m) / 100 gr

Gauge: 18 – 20 sts = 4 in (10 cm) / US 7 – 8 (4.5 – 5 mm) needles

Care: Hand wash cold water, dry flat

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  • 5
    Yak! Who knew

    Posted by Ann Gray on 21st Feb 2024

    I have not knitted anything with yak fiber and didn't know it was so soft until a knit buddy showed me her project. I purchased 2 skeins in Stone a great neutral color that can be incorporated with other DK weight in my stash or Kicking Horse Cowl pattern for an everyday cowl.

  • 5
    Gunmetal Yaak

    Posted by Molly Hoover on 13th Feb 2024

    With my gray hair, this gunmetal Yaak yarn is perfect for a scarf. I've downloaded the Garnet Ghost pattern by Aimee Alexander to add beautiful beads to my scarf. This yarn is sooo soft and lovely to work with.

  • 5
    Best Hat Yarn

    Posted by Lynn on 6th Jan 2024

    Last year I knit a hat for my husband in this yarn - he loved it. He said the yak fiber keeps his head warm and insulated while also keeping it cool as he does work outside in the winter. My husband was so impressed with the yarn, I just had to buy another skein to make a hat for my dad for Christmas.

  • 5
    Soft, plump, perfect!

    Posted by Teri on 17th Dec 2023

    This yarn is to die for! It's soft with a slight sheen and knits up beautifully! Someday I plan to knit a cardigan out of it for myself.

  • 5
    The Yaak

    Posted by Teri on 28th Apr 2023

    I LOVE this yarn. It is soft, silky and lustrous. This is one of my all time favorite yarns! I hope it will become a part of PDS's standard yarn bases!

  • 5
    The Yaak

    Posted by Maureen Morrison on 25th Feb 2022

    I have enjoyed using each of the Polka Dot Sheep yarns that I’ve acquired during the pandemic (and I’m having quite a time building my stash!) The colors are beautiful and the yarn is a pleasure to use. The Yaak is really a spectacular yarn. It is luxuriously soft to work with and makes a gorgeous finished product. I’ve used it in Chief Cliff and Gunmetal and absolutely love it. Thank you for such a great product and marvelous customer service!

  • 5

    Posted by Jennifer on 6th Jan 2022

    This yarn is really wonderful. Soft and with a nice subtle sheen. For some reason it is a little hard to maintain even tension, so some thing to note if you are as ocd as I am.

  • 5

    Posted by Sheryl Johnson on 16th Jul 2021

    Oh my; this yarn is gorgeous! It's incredibly soft, with great stitch definition and drape. The colors, as usual, are magnificent. I've made three different items in different colors and this is one of my two favorite yarns.

  • 5
    The Yaak

    Posted by Schmoopy Boser on 21st Jun 2021

    I love this yarn. The stitch definition is sublime and the feel of this yarn is amazing. It’s my new best friend.