mYak Baby Yak Medium
mYak Baby Yak Medium
A worsted-weight yarn for fashion with a purpose. Three gently-twisted plies create a bouncy yarn that's a dream to work with. The journey of this fiber begins in Tibet, where baby yak down is harvested by hand, combing the undercoat for short, precious fibers. Off to the finest woolen mills in Italy to be softly spun into plies by expert craftsmen. Hats, scarves or garments will sing in this—warmer than sheep's wool, and as soft as cashmere, this exquisite 100% baby yak is hard-wearing, luxurious and ethically sourced—even organic!
Working hard to preserve the natural properties of the fiber, mYak (pronounced My-yak) skips all decoloring and chemical processes, guaranteeing an excellent quality product that respects the environment and the fiber itself. The end result? A soothing set of earthy heathers mixed with saturated jewel tones and rich, dark neutrals.
Owner Paola won the hearts of our team at TNNA this year, telling us stories of the time she lived and worked in Tibet. There she developed long-lasting relationships with nomadic herders in the high pastures of the Tibetan Plateau. Yak fiber is sourced directly from these herders, supporting their community and ancient way of life. Organic with no waste—any fiber that is deemed unfit to be spun into yarn is either given back to the Tibetan herders so they can make pillow fills for prayer mats or is felted into blankets and other household products. Responsibility, traceability and sustainability.
50g, 125 yds (117m); 18-20 sts = 4"/10cm on US 7-9 (4.5-5.5mm).
COLOR: Midnight Blue. Darkest navy.
COLOR: Moss. Dark evergreen.
COLOR: Petrol. Teal, more blue than green.
COLOR: Emerald. Aqua green.
COLOR: Tibetan Sky. Between blue and grey and green.
COLOR: Urban Nature. Muted herbal green.
COLOR: Saffron. Vibrant spicy orange.
COLOR: Mustard. Honey mustard.
COLOR: Ochre. Yellow with a greenish undertone.
COLOR: Oatmeal. Creamy oatmeal.
COLOR: Desert. Driftwood.
COLOR: Chocolate. Rich dark chocolate.
COLOR: Black. True black.
COLOR: Burgundy. Dark burgundy wine.
COLOR: Night Flower. Faded marionberry.
COLOR: Lavender. True lavender.