Tibetan Cloud is a sport/light DK weight yarn spun from 100% Tibetan sheep wool, ethically sourced and traceable back to the flock. It comes exclusively from an ancient breed of Tibetan sheep that roam freely on the grassland of the Tibetan Plateau at an altitude of over 13,000 feet.
Tibetan wool has been used for centuries to weave rugs and traditional clothing. Tibetan Cloud is spun with the finest and softest Tibetan wool fibers, creating a yarn that is exceptionally light, bouncy and soft. This unique yarn has characteristics closer to fine fibers like cashmere and baby yak than to wool, not at all scratchy. As an added bonus, it has beautiful stitch definition.
Paola Vanzo and Andrea Dominici, the founders of mYak, have been working with nomadic communities in Tibet for decades to support education, healthcare, and economic development.
They’ve created a fiber cooperative with hundreds of local nomadic herders and developed a sustainable supply chain respectful of the traditions of the land, of its people, and of the animals from which the fiber is collected.
Their yarns are handcrafted in Italy in the Biellese area, a region renowned for excellence in textile production.
- 100% Tibetan wool
- Sport/light DK weight
- Gauge: 24 stitches to 4″ on US US 4 – 6 (3.5 – 4mm)
- 328 yards (300m) / 100g
- Hand wash, dry flat