Yak Yarn and Allure Wash

Bijou Basin Ranch sent me some AWESOME yarn to try and as much as I hate to part with it but I’m going to share it with you! (75% Yak Down/25% Super Fine Merino “Himalayan Trail” Yarn) In addition, they sent some excellent Allure Fine Fiber and Fabric Wash, too, that’s my new favorite!

Watch the video below for details on how to enter!

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Patterns shown in this video:

Basketweave Cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basket-weave-cowl

Perk Me Up Cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perk-me-up
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8 thoughts on “Yak Yarn and Allure Wash

  1. Margaret, I love your videos! I would love to win the Yak yarn and/or the Allure wash! I visited the site and didn’t know that the people of Tibet utilized the entire yak, fur, meat, horns, even burn the dung for fuel! I have handled some yak yarn at a festival and it is ever so soft! The lovely lavender color is just beautiful. Thanks for your videos! You are like having a best friend come over to the house! Pam McGinty

  2. I would love to win this yak yarn. I was surprised to see all the ways to use the whole yak. Meat, yarn, fuel. I like the lightness but the warmth you get from yak yarns. I like to be warm but not have the heaviness you get with some yarns. Good luck everyone.

    Alicia Bell

  3. This looks like a wonderful fiber. I would love to give it a try. After looking around a bit on the Bijou Basin Ranch site, I learned that the yak is fairly easy to care for. They can survive on a third less grass than cows. And the mommas have easy births. 🙂

  4. I didn’t know that Yak is warmer than wool and softer than cashmere. I think that it is cool that it is hypoallergenic. I would like to get the chance to work with it. Looking through the site was interesting. I found a new type of yarn that I never heard of, Qiviut , I had seen Muskox, but never thought of them as a source of yarn,

  5. First I want to say that I enjoyed your video, you are a natural in front of the camera, but I also feel like I’m having a cup of tea with you and your chatting away!! I am now a subscriber of your YouTube channel.

  6. I didn’t know that farmers made wool from yaks and I was fascinated with learning the different varieties of yaks… Meaning the different colours! My favourite would be the Royal or the Trim… Love the black and white😉

  7. I didn’t realize we had yaks in the US. Also surprising it that, after 100 years , there are so few of them. Doesn’t really make sense, either, with them having so many desirable qualities.

  8. I love your videos but can not leave a comment on them at You Tube. I never knew Yak was from China. Who knew? Beautful animals. Thanks so much for taking the time and energy it take to post your wonderful videos.

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