Designers

We have chosen knitting designers whose works best interpret the mYak spirit— made of the precious natural fibers, of the colors that are reminiscent of a unique landscape, and with an authenticity that does not only stem from the fibers themselves but also from the people who select them, interpret, live, reinvent, and wear them.

We believe that these pieces will become true hand-made treasures to be cherished for generations. And thanks to the yarn’s integrity and strength, you will even be able to wear them daily, because we understand that when we create something that is part of us, we don’t want to ever let it go.

We have something for everybody: from the knitter who loves simplicity and garter stitches, to the more experienced and adventurous who longs to wear intricate cables.

These yarns are just the starting point of the story each of you will create and live in.

It will be wonderful to design something together!

Julie Hoover

Recognized for her minimal aesthetic and attention to fine detail, Julie focuses on designing knitwear that is simultaneously causal and elegant—a signature style that has developed over the years in her work as a visual merchandiser, art director and freelance designer. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Julie spends her time designing as part of the in-house design team for Brooklyn Tweed and her own independent label.
Visit her online: www.juliehoover.com

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Julie Hoover

Recognized for her minimal aesthetic and attention to fine detail, Julie focuses on designing knitwear that is simultaneously causal and elegant—a signature style that has developed over the years in her work as a visual merchandiser, art director and freelance designer. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Julie spends her time designing as part of the in-house design team for Brooklyn Tweed and her own independent label.
Visit her online: www.juliehoover.com

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Julie Hoover's kits

Kirsten Kapur

Kirsten Kapur is a New York City based designer who grew up in a family of knitters, sewers, and crafters. It was only natural that she pursue a career as an apparel and textile designer in the ready-to-wear industry, where she honed her skills in garment construction and surface design. Years later, this knowledge proved invaluable when she began to experiment with the interplay between fiber colors and textures in her original knitwear designs and patterns. Kirsten’s independently published designs can be found online on Ravelry and her website www.kirstenkapurdesigns.com.

Kirsten’s designs have been published in many books and magazines. Her most recent book is Drop Dead Easy Knits which she co-authored with Gale Zucker and Mary Lou Egan. She is also the author of Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One.

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Kirsten Kapur

Kirsten Kapur is a New York City based designer who grew up in a family of knitters, sewers, and crafters. It was only natural that she pursue a career as an apparel and textile designer in the ready-to-wear industry, where she honed her skills in garment construction and surface design. Years later, this knowledge proved invaluable when she began to experiment with the interplay between fiber colors and textures in her original knitwear designs and patterns. Kirsten’s independently published designs can be found online on Ravelry and her website www.kirstenkapurdesigns.com.

Kirsten’s designs have been published in many books and magazines. Her most recent book is Drop Dead Easy Knits which she co-authored with Gale Zucker and Mary Lou Egan. She is also the author of Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One.

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Michele Wang

Michele is a full-time freelance knitwear designer who recently relocated to Las Vegas from NYC.
She is known for her modern, wearable designs and her love of cables and textures. She is also a true lover of fiber, fabric and finding the perfect pairing of yarn, stitch pattern and design. You can find her on Instagram at @mishi2x and also at @40yroldvirgo and on YouTube where she loves to review and chat about her other passion – makeup and beauty.
Website www.mishi2x.com

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Michele Wang's kits

Michele Wang

Michele is a full-time freelance knitwear designer who recently relocated to Las Vegas from NYC.
She is known for her modern, wearable designs and her love of cables and textures. She is also a true lover of fiber, fabric and finding the perfect pairing of yarn, stitch pattern and design. You can find her on Instagram at @mishi2x and also at @40yroldvirgo and on YouTube where she loves to review and chat about her other passion – makeup and beauty.
Website www.mishi2x.com

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Paola Vanzo

Paola Vanzo is the co-owner of mYak. She spent half of her life working and living with nomadic herders of the Tibetan Plateau where she fell in love with its people and culture. Paola and Andrea, her business partner (and veterinarian), created a co-op with the farmers to support them as they work and tend to their herd. The result is a sustainable, eco-friendly, conscious yarn company that creates high-end yarns and accessories. Paola lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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Paola Vanzo

Paola Vanzo is the co-owner of mYak. She spent half of her life working and living with nomadic herders of the Tibetan Plateau where she fell in love with its people and culture. Paola and Andrea, her business partner (and veterinarian), created a co-op with the farmers to support them as they work and tend to their herd. The result is a sustainable, eco-friendly, conscious yarn company that creates high-end yarns and accessories. Paola lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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Sarah Solomon

Sarah Solomon is a knitwear designer, writer and teacher based in New York City. Her patterns and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear and Wool Studio, and with collections by Manos del Uruguay, Woolfolk, mYak and Gauge + Tension. Her interests include everything from traditional techniques to colorwork to fine finishing, with a particular emphasis on garment construction. She is also an avid sewer and spinner and loves handwork in many forms. In her design work, Sarah focuses on creating garments and accessories from exceptional yarns that are knittable, wearable and designed to last.  Her patterns can be found online on Ravelry.

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Sarah Solomon

Sarah Solomon is a knitwear designer, writer and teacher based in New York City. Her patterns and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear and Wool Studio, and with collections by Manos del Uruguay, Woolfolk, mYak and Gauge + Tension. Her interests include everything from traditional techniques to colorwork to fine finishing, with a particular emphasis on garment construction. She is also an avid sewer and spinner and loves handwork in many forms. In her design work, Sarah focuses on creating garments and accessories from exceptional yarns that are knittable, wearable and designed to last.  Her patterns can be found online on Ravelry.

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