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
    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.

  • 5
    Love The Yaak!

    Posted by Jenny H. on 30th Nov 2020

    this is the silkiest yarn I've ever used. The drape is unbelievable. I would love the purchase again when more colors are offered!

  • 5

    Posted by Faye Kennington on 17th Oct 2020

    Knitting with this yarn now and the it is so buttery soft. I think my cowl is going to have beautiful drape to it. The colour just shines, too.