Softyak DK is a multi-season blend of cotton, yak and nylon.
It’s chainette construction has a stunningly soft handle, and makes it surprisingly light for a cotton based yarn.
Yak is naturally static resistant and anti-microbial, which means the fabric stays fresher longer.
The difference in the way the cotton and yak take the dye create a lovely earthy undertone with this yarn that is warming.
Like most animal fiber yarns, yak wool has similar properties that include breathability, thermal value/heat transfer, and static-resistance.
Yak, however, has been proven to outperform sheep wool in warmth, softness, breathability, and odor-resistance, while being quite light-weight and has decent elasticity.
What does that mean for you? You need less yak to keep you just as warm! The 16% yak in this cotton based yarn is going to be enough to keep you warm and comfortable.