mYak Baby Yak Lace

A few weeks ago we announced the exclusive arrival of the mYak yarns (pronounced My-yak) to Loop by introducing the mYak Baby Yak and Silk fingering. Today we’d like to introduce another beautiful yarn in the range ~ mYak Baby Yak Lace . This yarn is a dream; soft, lightweight but strong. It is made of two plies, gently twisted together creating a delicate, lace-weight yarn tailor-made for lacy shawls and accessories. And, oh!, the softness.

mYak Baby Yak Lace

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.

Myak Lace at Loop London

mYak Lace in Mustard, Canyon and Desert

The end result is a soothing set of heathered, earth tones mixed with saturated colors and rich, dark neutrals.

Myak Lace at Loop London

mYak Lace in Lavender, Emerald and ochre

Warmer than sheep’s wool, and as soft as cashmere, this exquisite 100% baby yak is hard-wearing, luxurious, ethically sourced, and even organic!

mYak lace is sold in 50g skeins with a put up of 350 meters (380 yards).

mYak Yarns at Loop London

Owner Paola lived and worked in Tibet for many years. She developed long-lasting relationships with nomadic herders in the high pastures of the Tibetan Plateau.

Designed for the conscious consumer who looks behind the label to find new inspiration. mYak yarns draw on global traditions and innovative techniques to offer a lifetime of warmth and elegant simplicity. Yak wool is one of the world’s strongest natural fibers, but spinning such fine fiber requires remarkable skill. mYak use expert craftsmen from Italy’s finest mills, guaranteeing that all of the yarns will last generations.

Loop Piccadilly in mYak lace

Loop Piccadilly in mYak lace mustard and Night Flower

Paola had sample of Loop’s Piccadilly shawl in mYak Lace knit in Mustard and Night Flower, using two skeins of the main colour and one of the contrast. This is the loveliest hug of a shawl. You can see this at Loop in the London shop.

mYak baby yak lace in Piccadilly Shawl at Loop London

This yarn is perfect for any shawl designed in fingering or lace weight and is soft enough for people who are sensitive to wool. Unlike wool, or even cashmere, yak doesn’t pill, so items made with mYak lace will wear well.

it’s not just for shawls. This  Veneto sweater pattern, by Julie Hoover, is made in Myak lace held doubled.

Veneto in mYak Lace at Loop London

Veneto in mYak Lace

Doubling the yarn, and using different colours is also a great way to get lovely melanges.

Or try the Wave Hill Cowl pattern by Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops. The sample of this beautiful cowl is in the shop.

Many of Kirsten’s shawl patterns would work up beautifully in this yarn.  She has used mYak cashmere for her Acorn and Arches shawl pattern and the Wave Hill Cowl, but they would look equally lovely in the mYak Lace.

Kirsten Kapur mYakAcorn and Arches at Loop London

Acorn and Arches Shawl by Kirsten Kapur in mYak

Through the Loops Shawl Book One has many beautiful shawl patterns which are perfect for mYak Lace.

Kirsten Kapur Shawl book One at Loop London

Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One

Come in the shop and see all the beautiful samples we have knit in mYak Lace.

mYak lace in Nightflower at Loop London

mYak lace in Nightflower. The stitch is called ‘Nested Fans’.

As well as knitted items we make swatches to touch and examine.

The swatch below is called ‘Little Frogs’. Both of the swatches shown here are from the Up, Down, All Around Stitch Dictionary . We use this great book a lot for our swatch inspiration. Who doesn’t love a good stitch dictionary?

mYak Little Frogs at Loop London

Cosmo examines the mYak swatch in”Little Frogs” stitch pattern ~ if only they were real frogs!

Winner of Shawl Pin Draw

Last week we had a prize giveaway for 6 shawl pins! The winners are Magdabiala who tagged us on Instagram, and Debbie, Carolyn K, Vanessa B, Lynn C and Allison T who left comments on our blog. We will be in touch to find out your favourite colour and postal details. Congratulations!

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One comment on “mYak Baby Yak Lace
  1. Estelle says:

    Just beautiful

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