Soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool, the baby yak fibre  is a smooth undercoat which protects the animals even when the outside temperature plummets to -40o below. Baby yaks’ undercoat is a very fine and extremely strong natural fiber that allows the garments made with this yarn to have an almost infinite life-span and to be handed down from one generation to the next. Exactly like the wisdom at the heart of yak herding and of the manufacturing of the yarn obtained from their undercoat.

mYak Baby Yak Medium is made from the worsted spun baby yak fibre. With a similar micron count to cashmere (17 microns), this a luxury fibre that will yield a yarn unlike anything you have knitted with before.  It is warm and lustrous, lightweight and breathable, making it perfect through the seasons.

mYak is working hard to preserve the natural properties of this unique fibre and therefore skips the decoloring process. There are three natural shades of down colour (chocolate, desert and oatmeal), which are used as a basis for the palette that evokes the five elements of nature.

The baby yak colours are soft, heathered, earth tones combined with dark neutrals and few saturated rich ones. Most yaks are of darker shade, and thus light colours are very rare and even more precious. Warmer than wool, and as soft as cashmere, 100% baby yak is the right choice if you are looking for a unique, ethically sourced fibre good for you, for the environment and for the community that produce it.

The natural bases are used to dye on to, with no bleaching or decolouring. Each colour will vary from season to season depending on the shade of the natural fibers, making it at times darker and at times lighter. 

Baby Yak Medium will knit up quickly and is perfect for garments and super cosy shawls and scarfs. Colourwork, cables and lace patterns are ideal as the yarn holds its stitches perfectly, and stocking stitch is beautifully elegant.

  • 10ply / worsted weight
  • 100 % baby yak
  • 117m / 125 yds per 50g skein
  • Needles: 4.5mm–5.5 mm (US 7-9)
  • Gauge: 18 to 20sts to 10cm

 

SKU MYK-BYM
Length 117m
Weight 50g
Brand mYak

Feels gorgeous to work with

By: on 5 February 2020
I've cast on the Silverlining sweater/jumper by Jennifer Steingass which is designed for Myak Medium. It uses two colours in high contrast and is a top down, yoke design. The Myak Medium is lovely to work with, I got gauge for the pattern, creates a smooth even fabric with great drape, warmth and softness. There is a lustre and shine evident in the knitted fabric not so obvious in the skein. This project is very addictive and I can't put it down. I'm now plotting another project in the lace...maybe a cardigan?
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