mYak Baby Yak Lace
This yarn is spun in Italy from the soft undercoat of baby yaks, which is sourced directly from cooperatives of nomadic herders in Tibet.
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Warmer than wool, soft as cashmere. mYak's (pronounced My-yak) Baby Yak Lace yarn is a treasure with a story. The journey begins in Tibet, where baby yak down is harvested by hand, combing the undercoat for short, precious fibers. Off to the finest woollen mills in Italy to be softly spun into plies by expert craftsmen. Two plies are gently twizzled together creating a delicate, lace-weight yarn tailor-made for lacy shawls and accessories.
Working hard to preserve the natural properties of the fiber, mYak skips all decoloring and chemical processes, guaranteeing an excellent quality product that respects the environment and the fiber itself. The end result is a soothing set of heathered, earth tones mixed with saturated colors and rich, dark neutrals.
Warmer than sheep's wool, and as soft as cashmere, this exquisite 100% baby yak is hard-wearing, luxurious and ethically sourced, and even organic!
Owner Paola lived and worked in Tibet for many years. 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. Responsibility, traceability and sustainability.Fiber Content:
50% Other Animal - Yak
Lace / 2 ply
380 yards(347 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
32.0 sts = 4 inches
Hand wash cold, dry flat.