two skeins of yarn.
both sport weight, both 75% yak, and
both from the same yarn company, but there the similarities end.
the yak down takes to dying so well. look at what depth the colorways have.
the down is soft, too. so soft. huggable even.
for the himalayan trail, an added
25% of merino leads to lovely stitches
(this yarn shown above in orange #32, brianna).
on the other hand
bijou basin ranch added bamboo to the lhasa wilderness.
(shown above in ruby, #35).
this blend is still wonderfully soft
with the added benefit of bamboo’s anti-microbial effects.
check out how the fiber mix shimmers in the light.
for me the next question always is, ‘what to knit?’
the gauge of the two yarns is close.
close enough to adjust
with a simple needle size change.
with that in mind, i’ve begun
a hat that will be one layer of each yarn. teamwork.first the himalayan trail, top down and in the round.
it’s even softer knit up than it felt skeined, which i am loving.
exactly what comes next for this hat is a bit vague to me still.
it will definitely be a layer of the silk/yak blend,
but lacy? or textured? or…
this is what i love about good yarns and knitting:
the options just stretch out ahead of you like an open stretch of road.
time to turn up the radio, take a deep breath,
and see what lies ahead.
the disclaimer: bijou basin ranch
gave me this yarn to play with, but you know me. i am
way too stubborn to be influenced toward lies or embellishment by two free
skeins of yarn. therefore, the opinions expressed here are honest, and truthfully mine.
‘question’ taken from 21:29 of job.