Tuesday, April 19, 2016

March Classic Review

So last month we went to Britain where the sheep are a plenty. For March we ventured over to Tibet where nomadic herders gather Yak down from the Tibetan Plateau. Living in working with the herders for more than 20 yarns, MYack has processed this beautiful fibers in Italy and have developed beautiful natural yarns that we love to work with.

Myak uses ethically sourced 100% traceable wools directly from the nomadic herders. This improves their living conditions and gives them opportunities that were previously unavailable to them. The yarn is made from the downy undercoats of baby yaks. Here is your dose of cute for today.

They are like little fuzzy cows! I just want to snuggle them and love them and take them home with me. I think my partner would have a fit if I showed up with one of these in tow.

Here are this month's colors...
Midnight Blue

I know that a few people were surprised that the yarn came darker than expected. The reason for this is that they over dye the natural color (bottom left) and as you can see below these babies are predominantly a lovely shade of chocolate brown that tends to darken the colors in the dying process so the shades tend to be a dark muted color. In this box we sent out 2 skeins of 100% yak, with 125 yards each totaling 250 yards.

With this box, we featured two exciting patterns. The first is a set of Cabled Wristers by Tom Scott from the Myak designers collection. Here is a finished object from one of our ravelry peps The-Qiviut-Fairy. She knit these up so quickly which is a testament to how fast you can knit these up so you are ready for next month's box.

The second is a crocheted cowl by Rae Blackledge. I love the open work of this cowl making this a perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe. The motif reminds me of delicate clovers or a filigree pinwheel.
This month we featured a crochet stitch for our swatch and as you can see the stitch definition in this yarn is so lovely. After blocking the fibers tend to bloom slightly and it gives a pretty halo that is so wonderfully soft making it great for items that will be next to your skin. 

Over all our boxers are loving this yarn and we have seen a lot of other project that people are doing with this yarn on Ravelry! Join us there and show off your pretty pieces made with MYak.

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