Review: Shangri La Lace Weight Yak/Silk Yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch
We love it! Honestly, we were a little nervous about crocheting with this yarn. Not because of the material (which is fabulous), but because we have never worked with lace weight before (unless you consider crochet thread to be lace weight).
According to the Bijou Basin Ranch website: “A blend of two of the world’s softest and strongest fibers, our Shangri-La is the knitter’s [or crocheter’s] version of the earthly paradise for which it is named!” [our adeptation to their quote].
Lace Weight: 400 yards / 2 ozs.
50% Tibetan Yak / 50% Mulberry Silk: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
- Ubber Soft (softest, most luxurious yarn we’ve ever used)
- Silky so it glides across your hook easily
- Smooth, so it feels gentle on your fingers
- Blocks great so it’s perfect for showcasing stitches
- Not itchy, so it’s comfortable to wear
- If crocheting a solid fabric, this would be nice and warm
- If crocheting a lacy fabric, this is light and airy
- Comes in fun jewel tone colors
We love this yarn so much, we don’t want to write any cons!
- The two strands can separate a bit and get caught on the hook
- Frogging should be done slowly or the fibers will knot up a bit
- There is a faint odor to the yarn, but it’s very mild
Bijou Basin Ranch had the right idea when they named this yarn. It really is a dream and a half to work with. Shangri La is so nice that you may find yourself saddened when your project comes to an end. No worries, just get yourself another skein and start on another great project!
Patterns Using Shangri La
Check out these beautiful patterns that use Shangri La yarn.