mYak Baby Yak + Silk – the perfect summer yarn

Spring is in the air, and with summer just around the corner, our thoughts are turning to lightweight knits, perfect for Spring and Summer.

Loop has been the proud stockist of mYak yarns for several years, and we want to showcase this gorgeous yarn this week. mYak’s fibres are ethically sourced directly from Tibetan herders, and are collected by hand combing the undercoats of baby yaks and cashmere goats.

mYak Baby Yak Silk Skeins at Loop London

mYak Baby Yak + Silk in a beautiful gradient

Yak wool is warmer than lambswool, is very strong, and is just as fine as cashmere. This is very special yarn!

Our favourite yarn for spring and summer from mYak is the Baby Yak +Silk base. It’s a light fingering weight made up of 50% baby yak and 50% silk.

The yarn has a stunning ‘heathered’ look with a lovely subtle colour palette. Once knitted, it produces a soft and slinky fabric with beautiful drape and shine. It has enough body to hold a lace pattern or a textured stitch pattern beautifully.

There are so many wonderful patterns you could use this yarn for, but we’ve picked out some favourites here to inspire you, with the help of Paola from mYak.

Onda D’amore by Justyna Lorkowska is a great shawl for several different colours, and was designed especially for the Baby Yak + Silk yarn.

The beautiful eyelet ‘waves’ work perfectly in this yarn!

BMC, or Betty Mouat Cowl, by Kate Davies is a Loop favourite pattern. With the beautiful mYak colour palette, it’s so much fun to pick colours for this cowl with the gorgeous traditional Shetland cockleshell pattern.

Our sample was knitted in the largest size.

The Sojourner Shawl by Xandy Peters combines brioche and lacework – what a lovely squishy fabric! The pattern for this shawl is in Pom Pom magazine issue 27, from Winter 2018.

Xandy Peters Sojourner Shawl from PomPom Issue 27 at Loop London

Sojourner Shawl by Xandy Peters from Pom Pom Issue 27 © Laura Morsman

Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur is another Loop favourite. This little shawl has plenty to keep you interested – stripes, lace and an oversized picot edging.

Reagan by Isabell Kraemer is a lovely lightweight cardigan with lots of lace detailing. This would be perfect worn over a summer dress.

Isabell Kramer Reagan cardigan at Loop London

Reagan by Isabell Kraemer

The Sunset in Autumn shawl by Knitting For Breakfast is a great pattern for the mYak Baby Yak + Silk, which is the yarn the pattern calls for. You don’t need very much, but the finished item is very beautiful.

Knitting For Breakfast Sunset in Autumn shawl at Loop London

Sunset in Autumn © Knitting For Breakfast

The gorgeous autumnal tones used in the pattern sit perfectly together, but you could make a summery version in shades of green or pink.

Lastly, the Open Waters shawl by Melanie Berg is a great pattern for the mYak. It has lots of interesting and graphic lacework to knit up which is balanced out with soothing garter stitch.

Melanie Berg Open Waters shawl at Loop London

Open Water shawl by Melanie Berg

Some other patterns to consider for your mYak Baby Yak + Silk yarn are;

Moonraker by Melanie Berg
Goode by Julie Hoover
True Colors by Melanie Berg
Tarmac by Anna Maltz
Magnolia by Camilla Vad

mYak baby yak + silk at Loop London

Some of mYak’s gorgeous colours

With so many different projects to choose from, we’re going to be casting on as soon as possible!

This week we also want to say a big congratulations to Tamara (@tamknitco) who won our giveaway over on Instagram for 3 skeins of Qing Super Soft DK!

Thank you to everyone who entered! We will be running more giveaways in future, so stay tuned for more chances to win.

Happy knitting and crocheting from all of us at Loop!

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2 comments on “mYak Baby Yak + Silk – the perfect summer yarn
  1. Tze Moi says:

    I really like the shawl designed for mYak (Onda D’amore by Justyna Lorkowska); do you have suggestion of color combinations? Many thanks!

    • Loop says:

      We would recommend having a look on Ravelry – there are lots of lovely projects for this shawl to take inspiration from on there!

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