New Yarn from the steppes of Mongolia

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Occasionally, Kickstarter, the crowd founder, has start-ups for new yarns. ULA+LIA is one of these yarn producers.

Last year, I supported the first kickstarter campaign by ULA+LIA, during which I got some lovely soft balls of deep chocolate brown yak yarn. In addition, I also got a ball of baby-camel yarn and one cashmere. Both really nice. I have never had yak and camel yarns before - I thought it would be a bit rough and scratchy but both have turned out really nice and soft.

Having lived in China, where my office also supported activities in Mongolia, I was very interested in supporting this company and my knitter friend and wool specialist had told me how wonderfully warm Mongolian Yak wool is.

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I got the natural colours in light and dark brown as well as an off-while and am still looking for the perfect project for these rolls. This year I will top up with yet a few more grams of yarn, as the ULA+LIA has launched its second campaign. One cannot trust all Kickstarter campaign, but Jon of U+L has made an honest effort with his customers, which was rewarded when he launched his 2nd campaign about a week ago - he reached his goal in only three days!

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If you are after some soft natural yarn and want to support a cooperative of herders in Mongolia, you now also have the chance with this second campaign, which closes in about one month’s time.

I promise I will share my projects made of these yak, camel and goat fibers.