Traverse | Capsule Collection
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When we think about a journey, we think about how we will get there and what we will learn along the way.
The Tibetan Plateau, the nomadic famers and their yaks, these elements are at the heart of the mYak yarn journey and are the foundation of everything we do. When we were thinking about a new collection, we couldn’t help but reflect on the story of our baby yak fiber and our history as a company.
We are so fortunate to say that Michele Wang has been a strong part of that narrative for many years. She was one of the earliest champions of our dream to bring this luxury fiber to hand knitters. In fact, she was the first designer to come out with a single knitting pattern for us, the gorgeous Reticolo sweater, which is still one of our favorites.
Michele has taken mYak yarn and made it her own, revealed so much of what it can do. For these reasons, we approached Michele about creating a capsule collection with mYak yarn, and we are so grateful that she wanted to embark on that journey with us.
Traverse is our first collection from a single designer and we are so excited to finally present it to you. Like the yak and the nomadic herders on the Tibetan Plateau, the cables of Michele’s designs also traverse the landscape of the knitted fabric. They take a journey across, back and forth and down knitting, allowing the eye to travel and gaze along its structure and mark its path.
Each design in this collection is named after high peaks in the Himalayas in honor of our yarn’s place of origin. From there, where the yarn is gathered, to the Italian Alps, where it is spun, you are invited to meditate on the path that yarn has taken, and how its story continues with you.
We hope each piece in the collection helps you on your journey and that making them is a journey of discovery in and of itself—full of new fiber, unknown techniques, and surprising challenges.
Paola Vanzo and Andrea Dominici