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Yak

A bovine animal, Bos grunniens, native to the high plateaus and mountains of central Asia. The yak is covered the long, coarse guard hairs over a downy undercoat of fibers. The coarse fibers are used locally for carpets, blankets, sweaters, and outerwear. The fine down is similar to cashmere and is used for cloth and yarn.

Yarn

A continuous strand of textile fibers created when a cluster of individual fibers are twisted together. These long yarns are used to create fabrics, either by knitting or weaving.

Yoke (self)

The entire back of a garment is one piece and has a single yoke superimposed on the outside.

Yoke (Two-pierce)

Two identical pieces of fabric are joined to a shortened back piece to produce the total back.

Yokeless Shirt

The front and backs of a shirt are joined without a yoke facing.

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