Last night I finally received delivery of our 50% yak/ 50% wool sport weight blend (to be known as Grafton) and our super smooth 55% silk /45% wool laceweight yarn (to be known as Killara). Today, I have been busy washing skeins, confirming yardage and photographing the yarns. Killara is super smooth, its been spun using a fully worsted technique, and has a fantastic drape, and is super soft. The Grafton has a terrific loft for a sportweight, and feels like a cashmere blend after washing. Tonight (Hong Kong time) they will be listed on Ebay. In the pictures below you can see the yarns before washing (with spinning oils in) on the left, and after washing on the right.
The Killara is the yarn on top, while the beautiful soft Grafton is below. I’m going to be dyeing tomorrow morning, and will have more shots to show how they take up the dye.