Based on 52 reviews
Lovely color not soft yarn

This yarn has no loft that I expected from cashmere. It is composed of many threads and is firm bulky but not soft.
Very disappointed. I unraveled my knitting project.
Very expensive for what you get.

Take 2

I love my previous Cashmere sweater so much I plan to knit it again in a different color.


I love this yarn, in this weight. I’m knitting a lace cardigan, and it has a light halo while still maintaining beautiful stitch definition. Incredibly soft and durable! It feels more like a heavy DK/light worsted yarn, and character changes with needle size—I’m using a US size 6, getting 20 stitches per 4 inches and am happy with the character of the fabric. I am sure I could easily go up a few needles sizes and have a gorgeous, shimmery, fluid shawl if I wanted. Wonderful!

Baby Camel Wool - Natural Dyed Weld - Bulky
Jerri Oyama
camel hair yarn

I have finished my project. I used the baby camel wool in the camel hair / alpaca blanket I made for my daughter.

Love my Ula & Lia yarns, fibers & socks!

Just received the Periwinkle Sheep Wool & Cashmere yarn. To die for gorgeous; THANKS!

Great Yarn, Fast Service

The customer service was great. My yarn came well within the estimated time and the quality of the yarn is great. Thank you!

Simply Beautiful

This yarn is soft and squishy. I love the color! It will be perfect for the lace wrap I plan to make with it. Shipping was quick. Everything about this purchase was positive.

Loving the yak wool toque

For real. I’ve been using a J.Crew cashmere toque for the last 15 years or more, but this yak wool toque blows it out of the water. It’s thick and soft and super comfortable. I live in the north and plan to start giving these as gifts!

Blue cashmere

Although I have not used my new zenith, blue cashmere, I have completed a sweater with the cobalt blue cashmere. I enjoyed knitting with it, almost as much as I am enjoying wearing the sweater.

Baby Yak Wool - Platinum Gray - DK

Sheep/Yak Wool Blend - Natural Melange - Fingering 100g

Yarn is absolutely lovely! The company is amazing! I recommend them to everyone.

Lovely color

I haven't knit this up yet - can't wait to see it washed and blocked as a sweater

Sheep/Yak Wool Socks
Kathy Zayatz
Hubby loves them

This is a repeat purchase as my husband just loves them. He now has 5 pair and when the next kickstarter begins I will purchase more.

Baby Yak Wool - Hunter Green - Fingering
Susan Southard
baby yak

This year is so wonderful! I have been buying it since the kick-starter stated. Jon is a great guy and he is doing a great job!

Baby Camel Wool - Burnt Copper - DK
Beautiful color and good service

I just purchased the Burnt Copper color of the Baby Wool. It is just as pretty in person. I had hoped my daughter would be able to wear it, but unfortunately, it is still a little itchy for her. It is very soft and knits a little like cotton, without a lot of stretch. I’m making her a pair of socks, which she can wear without any issues. The shipping was quick and I would definitely use the yarn, again.

Sheep/Yak Wool Blend - Natural Melange - Fingering 100g
Karen Baldwin

Sheep/Yak Wool Blend - Natural Melange - Fingering 100g

Sheep/Yak Wool Socks
Christine McKinnon
My favorite socks

These socks are soft, warm, fit well, and comfortable on hikes; they are not my last pairs!

Mongolian Sheep Wool - Navy - DK
Carolyn Connerton
Mongolian Sheep Wool - Navy - DK

I made a pair for fingerless mitts with the yarn. Worked up great, color is good and they're very warm. Very easy to knit with this yarn.

Sheep Wool/Cashmere Blend - Periwinkle - DK

The wool is super soft too!

I’m pretty well addicted to cashmere, silks, qiviut, baby camel and yak, bison, guanaco, vicuña fibers… you get the idea. If it’s under a total average of 16 microns in fiber fineness and has near zero guard hair, it’s my gig.

Anyone who works with super-extra-fine fiber knows that if it gets mixed with a fiber that’s rough, the good stuff loses all its softness in amongst the less pleasant fibers. So I don’t know why I thought that the Mongolian sheep breeds would have rough fiber…. They DON’T! This combination of natural color sheep wool with a small amount of recycled cashmere is HEAVENLY and I ended up ordering some of the undyed 100% wool. It’s not as soft as the low-micron merino that’s more expensive than cashmere… but it’s equivalent in softness to extrafine 19 micron merinos that are my common staple fiber. With the cashmere, it feels just like cashmere. Without the 15% cashmere, it feels like any fine merino (or cormo or Rambouillet).plenty soft enough for socks, gloves, cuffs, even collars for 99% of folx (people without sensory processing problems with wool and without lanolin allergies).

If you can’t afford the cashmere, consider saving up for this mix instead. This was my third participation in the Kickstarter, and I get happier with the options and quality every year… plus it helps a small network of rural herding families carry on the nomadic traditions they’ve had since time immemorial, so it does good stuff for other humans too.

Baby Camel Wool - Burnt Copper - DK
Autumn Whitt

Baby Camel Wool - Burnt Copper - DK

My 3rd year, eager for next year!

I figured out how to peel apart the layers of cloud this year to allow for smooth drafting while I spin. And that works on the cashmere cloud I buy elsewhere too, but the cloud from U+L is just better. Maybe because it’s smaller batches or maybe because I get to see pictures of the animals and hear about the ups and downs with the project that give neater results and awesome photo stories to show my fiber friends each year. This year, it seemed like the fiber took a little longer by a few weeks, but I didn’t even mind because this year there were naturally dyed fibers and I finally tried the recycled cashmere mix. I wish I had bought more.

Anyway, I’m a total fan of the whole project, and I love the color selection every year. I just don’t love that I can’t afford to buy every color of every fiber available… except that my money goes WAY farther with U+L even on the stuff I buy after the kickstarter ends, so that doesn’t suck.

If there are any other super low-micron down fiber arts fans out there, sign up for the kickstarter - it doesn’t even mean less for anyone else if more of us join the project, it just means that more Mongolian herding families will get better prices for their fiber because it’s better pay selling it to us more directly instead of to huge textile mills and big fashion companies.

Baby Camel Wool - Burnt Copper - DK
so gorgeous and soft

the color is vivid and beautiful; the yarn is even and very, very soft. I can't wait to make something with it!

As warm as it is soft

This beanie far exceeded my expectations. Well-made, extremely soft, and much warmer than the beanie it replaced. I immediately bought a second one for a friend going through chemo. I'll probably buy the other two colors and hope for more items (and colors!) in this line.

Thank you, I hope your friend enjoys the gift as well. I'll look in to expanding the colors next season, that's a good idea!

Sheep/Yak Wool Socks
Hannah Doxtator
Above and beyond

The socks are soft and warm! I was not expecting them to be so comfy! Good quality as well, will definitely buy more in the future.

Thank you Hannah! We're definitely going to be making more in a few months