Baby yak is the bedrock of the mYak brand. Touching worsted-spun baby yak down is a unique experience: a precious fibre that creates a fabric different from anything else you have ever knitted before. Worsted-spun baby yak down yarn is a luxury fibre that will yield a fabric unlike anything you have knit before. Baby yak has a similar micron count, around 17 microns, to cashmere. It is warm and lustrous, lightweight and breathable, making it perfect through the seasons.
mYak 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 produces it.
mYak only dyes on the natural basis, no bleaching. Each color will vary from season to season depending on the shade of the natural fibres, making it at times darker and at times lighter. This is the beauty of working with natural fibres and therefore the shade of the sample you see photographed here, might not always correspond to the shade we have in stock.Technical Information:
Fibre: 100% baby yak
Weight: Worsted Weight
Skein Weight: 50g
Length: 125 yards / 117m
Needles: 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7-9)
Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry
Very soft warm and knits beautifully. So far I have used this for hats and a jacket. I can honestly say it is a pleasure to use and wear.
Such a wonderful yarn to work with. It’s super soft, it rivals cashmere I would say. Very comfortable next to the skin, no irritation whatsoever. I made a hipster shawl and I’ll treasure it forever. I’ve had lots of complements on the beautiful colour (saffron).