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I spun this yarn out of yak fiber purchased on the net.  The brown is the yak, and the color was wool added to make a few interesting stripes (I love color).  Yak is very short, but it was not hard to spin, it sticks together quite well.  I did spin pedaling slowly.  As you can see, this is plied to make sure it stayed together (this was my first time working with yak, so I wanted to be sure).  This made for a very fluffy yarn, as I tend to spin somewhat thick anyway.

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And here’s the finished product, the gloves are made exactly the same way as the gloves in my earlier post here, from the wrist up so I can try them on as I go, always getting the size right.  It was a happy accident that the thumbs wound up matching.  Usually when I make my own yarn and do socks, they don’t match, but they look like relatives, so it works.  I expected the same for these gloves.  These are going to be WARM!  Woohoo!

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