Just in this week is gorgeous, cashmere-soft 100% yak down yarn from Shokay. Shokay yak down derives its unique origins from the mountainous Himalayan regions of Western China. The fibres are hand-combed from the yaks that dwell there, whose ancient existences continue to serve as a life source for the Tibetan herders. We are excited to bring you this special luxury fibre not only because it is beautiful and toasty warm, but because Shokay is committed to helping Tibetan herders earn a traditional living.
You might remember Shokay Shambala being used in Jared Flood’s very popular Koolhaas hat a few years back, but the company also has great free pattern support on their website. In many cases, just one skein can make a uniquely beautiful gift.