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YAK

Yaks (Bos grunniens) were domesticated in the 1st millennium BC in what is now Tibet. They inhabit the steppe regions around the Himalayan plateau, living above the snow levels during warmer summer months and descending to lower levels in the colder winter months. The majority of yaks are domesticated, however, there is a dwindling number of vulnerable wild yaks remaining. Yak fibre is structurally different to sheep fibre: the angle between the scales and the hair shaft on the external surface of the fibre is smaller than that of wool, so the scales stick to the shaft and feel smoother. It also has greater tensile strength than sheep's wool. The yarn spun from yak fibre has a cashmere-like feel and is very lofty
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    mYak Baby Yak Medium

    €24.20

    Yarn Weight: (Light) Worsted
    Content: 100% Baby Yak 
    Needles: 4.5-5.5mm (US 7-9)
    Skein Weight: 50g (1.76oz) 
    Yarn Length: 117m (125yds) 
    Care: Hand wash, dry flat 

    mYak was born of more than twenty years living and working with the nomadic herders of the Tibetan Plateau. Its activities are equally imbued with care for people, animals and the environment as well as for the social and ethical values that characterize mYak's entire chain.

    Baby Yak Medium is spun in the finest mills in the foothills of the Italian Alps from the finest baby yak purchased directly from nomadic Tibetan herders. The fiber is hand-combed from the soft undercoats with no harm to the animals. Made in Italy

    KNIT PROJECTS FOR MYAK BABY YAK MEDIUM

    FORT TRYON WRAP by Kirsten Kapur

    MYAK BABY YAK MEDIUM RETICOLORETICOLO by Michele Wang

    MYAK BABY YAK MEDIUM Danae Shawl by Zsuzsanna OrthodoxouDANAE SHAWL by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou 

     MYAK BABY YAK MEDIUM HOLMES WRAP WOOLS OF NATIONSHOLMES WRAP by Michele Wang 

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    mYak Baby Yak + Silk

    €12.10

    Yarn Weight: Fingering
    Content: 50% Baby Yak / 50% Silk 
    Needles: 2.5-3.25mm (US 1-3)
    Skein Weight: 25g (0.9oz) 
    Yarn Length: 116m (127yds) 
    Care: Hand wash, dry flat 

    mYak was born of more than twenty years living and working with the nomadic herders of the Tibetan Plateau. Its activities are equally imbued with care for people, animals and the environment as well as for the social and ethical values that characterize mYak's entire chain.

    The fiber is hand-combed from the soft undercoats with no harm to the animals and further, without any depigmentation process, spun in the finest mills in the foothills of the Italian Alps.

    Sourced in Tibet, produced in Italy

    KNIT PROJECTS FOR MYAK BABY YAK + SILK

    MYAK BABY YAK SILK WOOLS OF NATIONS Onda d'amore by Justyna Lorkowska   ONDA D'AMORE by Justyna Lorkowska

    MYAK BABY YAK SILK Sun and Moon by Knitting For Breakfast WOOLS OF NATIONS  SUN AND MOON by Knitting For Breakfast

    MYAK BABY YAK SILK CLADONIA BY KIRSTEN KAPUR WOOLS OF NATIONS  CLADONIA by Kirsten Kapur

     MYAK BABY YAK SILK BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl) by Kate Davies Designs WOOLS OF NATIONS  BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl) by Kate Davies Designs

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