mYak Walk the Bridges Wrap Kit
The ultimate in luxury: an oversized wrap in precious baby yak and cashmere yarns. This kit includes the yarns and a glorious collection of patterns by Kirsten Kapur, Vibrant Connections, which includes the Walk the Bridges pattern. Scroll down for the story of this rare yarn.
Specs & Details
Approx 48 cm wide x 211 cm long (finished dimensions)
5 mm straight needles or 60 cm circular needles
mYak yarns are spun in Italy from one of the most precious fibers we’ve encountered: down shed by baby yaks who live on the Tibetan Plateau, hand combed from their coats. It’s incredible stuff, and incredibly hard to describe. Think cashmere, then imagine a silkier feel and luminous sheen.
Paola Vanzo is the force of nature behind mYak yarns. Born in Italy, she spent many years working with the nomads of the Tibetan Plateau. Eventually, she helped establish a cooperative with local nomadic communities herding yak and Tibetan cashmere goats.
mYak yarns are products of a sustainable production chain, respectful of local traditions and people, and of the animals from which the raw material is collected. The yarns are milled in Italy, in the Biellese area, renowned for spinning.
For the past few years, every time we ran into Paola at knitting shows, we’d pet and sigh over her yarns, and wonder: what to make, what to make? The answer came with the publication of Vibrant Connections, a collection of designs by Kirsten Kapur.
As a special addition to the MDK Holiday Shop, we have a limited quantity of mYak kits, in two gorgeous colorways, for Kirsten’s luxurious Walk the Bridges Wrap. It’s an oversized colorblock wrap in stockinette stitch, with bands of stripes and simple eyelets at the color transitions.
This is simple knitting at its most heavenly, with a magnificent result that will be a wardrobe staple forever. We are simply in love with it.
A print copy of Vibrant Connections is included in this kit. (The book includes a Ravelry download code for the ebook edition. No electronic products will be delivered by Mason-Dixon Knitting.)
Yarn weight is approximate and may vary, as mYak yarns are sold by measured length.