PLEASE NOTE: Jasper Yak is not available for immediate store pick up. You can see the yarn in all colours plus knitted samples in store but we do not hold stock in store. We will be receiving a shipment of stock twice a week and will advise you as soon as it is available to be picked up.

Jasper - (n) Of Persian Origin 'The Keeper of Treasure'

Spiritually: Supreme Nurturer - it sustains you through times of stress and absorbs negative energy.

Jasper is the name given to Spinning Yarns Weaving Tales' new 100% Yak yarn.. sometimes the most unassuming item or living thing can be “the keeper of treasure”. This big bulky bovine of the Himalayan region is the keeper of an amazingly soft down that is the foundation of a very special yarn that will sustain you through times of stress and absorb any negativity. Soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool, the baby yak fibre is a smooth undercoat which protects the animals during the coldest times.

Jo (Spinning Yarns Weaving Tales) was dreaming of a versatile lace weight yarn that could adapt to many uses, techniques and seasons and pure yak was the perfect choice of fibre. As a lover of fair isle and stranded colour work it was important to have an ever evolving and extensive colour range.

A treasury of a thousand colours was in her mind and who else but the living treasure herself Katrina of Pirate Purl Yarns to help her bring it to life! There are also eight undyed natural shades, according to the down colour.

A single strand of Jasper Yak knits as a lace weight 3ply, 2 strands held together is a sport to DK weight...or hold it with the matching hand-dyed Spinning Yarns Weaving Tales Mimosa 100% brushed silk to produce a sport weight yarn with a shimmering halo! The yarn is soft to the touch and beautiful to work with, particularly as an alternative to fine Shetland yarns for Fair Isle knitting and stranded colourwork. The stitches 'stick' in place and form a lovely soft colourwork fabric. It's also wonderful for lace and textured knitting and crochet, with good stitch definition and drape.

Take a look at the Jasper Minis too. These 25g skeins are perfect to use in colourwork and when you need that pop of colour.

  • 2-3ply / Laceweight-Heavy laceweight
  • 100% yak
  • 300m / 330yd per 50g skein
  • Needles: 1.5mm – 3.25mm (US 0-3)
  • Care: Hand wash in warm water; dry flat in shade

Sweater shown is STRIPES! by Andrea Mowry knitted in undyed natural colours held together. Colours are used in different combinations to create the marled effect.
Hat is Katies Kep by Wilma Malcolmson. Main colour is Birch Undyed. Contrast colours are Avocado, Amethyst, Quince and Burnt Sienna.

Length 300m
Weight 50g
Brand Spinning Yarns Weaving Tales
Shipping Dimensions W0.060m H0.060m L0.260m
Shipping Weight 0.0500kg
Shipping Cubic 0.000936000m3

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