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18.5µm Merino/Yak/Faux Cashmere

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Why blend these fibers?

Yak is an amazingly soft luxury fiber, but the care taken in gathering and processing it make it a bit more expensive. Merino and yak compliment each other very well, with merino lending its spring and bounce while yak adds softness. But how to make a more affordable blend without sacrificing softness? That’s where faux cashmere comes in. It’s a nylon that’s processed in a unique way so its extremely silky and soft, while preserving nylon’s elasticity.

Faux Cashmere (FC) Nylon has all of the strength of nylon plus the lofty softness of cashmere.

While it essentially spins itself, the faux cashmere’s cohesion and elasticity require careful attention when spinning.

What can it do?

Perfect for spinning, dyeing, needle felting

Ideal for next to skin garments

How does it feel?

It’s a lovely velvety, squishy, bouncy blend.

Suggested Spinning Level



18.5um merino from South Africa, New Zealand or Australia

Non-mulesed Merino

Yak from Mongolia

Nylon from Europe