This 50/50 blend combines Pure Yak fiber with American Cormo Wool to create a wonderfully soft light springy sport weight yarn with an excellent hand. Designers rave about working with this yarn - stitch patterns really “pop”! Knitters of all skill levels love the affordability of this blend; if you’re new to knitting with yak yarn, Bijou Bliss is a great introduction to the softness of yak. Choose from two natural (undyed) colors and 13 gloriously brilliant semi-solid colors hand-dyed by Lorna’s Laces.
Colors may vary slightly by dye lot, please make certain to purchase sufficient quantities to complete your project.
This is a Sport weight yarn. Each skein is 2oz (56 grams) provides 150 yards, 16 wpi or light worsted weight, No.4 -5 needles, 6 stitches per inch.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Jan 2015
I had bought the same yarn in the color sky before and was able to make a good size cowl. Using same pattern and same needles, I had a different gage and only approx 2/3 the yield. Had to buy another skein.
The yarn itself is very nice and softens up greatly after washing.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Jan 2015
This yarn is a dream to knit with. I have knit two hats with this yarn and they came out beautiful. The stitch definition is great. They are warm and cozy.
One little warning, if you use the Outrageous colors with color work patterns you will probably want to wash your yarn before you knit your article. I found that there was a lot of bleeding on my hands with the Ruby. I ended up taking out the area I
knit in Ruby and washing the yarn several times after a vinegar soak. I also soaked and washed the Salmonberry before knitting and had a significant amount of dye in the water. I will probably put Color Catchers in my wash water when I do wash the completed hat.
I knit one hat in the Goldenrod, but being it was solid color did not prewash the yarn. It did bleed when washed, but was not an issue with it being solid colored.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Dec 2014
I can't say enough about this yarn. It is so soft and has wonderful stitch definition. I would say that it is probably closer to a DK weight yarn. I got the Goldenrod color and love it. I knit a tam from it. It is warm and snuggly. And an added plus is the sweet smell of yak☺️ Loved it so much I had to order more.
Posted by Lyn on 26th Nov 2013
I used this yarn to knit a baby hat and mittens. The yarn feels nice in my hands and the stitch definition was wonderful. No problems with yarn splitting at all. The fabric was warm and stretchy, but not too stretchy so the garments hold shape nicely. I just purchased more to make another hat and mittens!
Posted by Diana Pierce on 31st Jul 2013
The color was stunning! Very deep yellow. Perfect for my cowl.