mYak Ra-Ku Cashmere Lace
Absolutely divine cashmere lace.
Loop is very proud to be one of the few shops that stock this incredible yarn.
The Tibetan Cashmere is a fiber over 36 mm long and with a gauge below 14.5 microns, characteristics that make it a yarn of absolute excellence. The yarn is spun in an artisanal mill in Italy with the perfect balance of ease to allow the yarn to bloom while still securing the fibers.
This is truly the world’s most refined cashmere.
This is the story of a journey that started on the Tibetan Plateau with its nomadic people, and landed in Italy, at the foot of the Alps, where the traditional culture of yarn-making meets style. It’s the story of mountain peoples united in their ability to appreciate the beauty and strength of a natural fiber that is among the most precious and most rare in the world.
Cashmere goats are raised in an extremely wide area that stretches from Afghanistan to the central Asian republics and Mongolia, but the noblest of all cashmere comes from Tibetan goats. Tibetan cashmere goats are raised in the semi-wild by nomadic people, according to thousand-year-old tradition and in harmony with the delicate ecosystem of the high-altitude grasslands. Their undercoat is made of long staples (which ensure the yarn is strong and the final products averse to pilling) and of extreme softness.
See Kirsten Kapur's shawl 'Sunset on the Plateau' made in the Ra-Ku cashmere lace. Absolutely stunning!
Fiocco di cashmere from mYak.
100% Tibetan cashmere. Ethically sourced.
Born in Tibet. Crafted in Italy.
This is the softest, most beautiful quality of lace cashmere.
It is totally exquisite.
100% Tibetan Cashmere
380 yards(347 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
28.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches
2 - 3.5mm (US 0 - 4)
Care: Handwash and lay flat to dry.