Worsted yarns, colour terms

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In all the definitions given below, the expression ‘colour’ includes black and white.

(1) solid colour : A yam made from fibres of a single colour.
(2) mixture; ingrain : A yarn made from fibres of two or more colours blended together.
(3) twist : A yarn comprising two single ends of different colours twisted together, the single ends being either solid colours or mixtures.

Note: In woollen spinning a twist yarn is known as a marl yarn

See also single marlhalf-marldouble marlsingle mottlemelange

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