First things first: mYak is pronounced "my yak." I learned this only after an embarrassing volley where I kept saying "em-yak" and the other person kept staring at me blankly until she got it, looked at me pityingly, and gently corrected me.
If you aren't familiar
One of my very favorite Merino yarns, Aurora 8, has a large and loyal following. It has the sponginess of a well-yeasted bread dough, paired with the exquisite softness of merino. It knits up quickly and easily.
Karabella Yarns upped the ante by releasing a bulky version
Kidsilk Haze belongs on that short list of exquisite, special-occasion yarns. It combines two delicate strands of silk with the very finest mohair fibers an angora goat ever produces.
The silk glimmers through the gentle mohair fuzz like San Francisco's city skyline through the fog. Did
Whenever I visit yarn shops, I always ask the staff about their personal favorites. When the folks at San Francisco's Atelier Yarns and Little Rock's Handworks Gallery both raved about this yarn, I knew I had to review it. (Both stores are, alas, long gone.)
A smooth yet lofty Italian