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tomai
08-15-2006, 10:38 PM
Hi!

This might sound silly but I found an ad on some yarn sale that described the yarn as unmercerized and I dont seem to know what it mean! :oops:

I tried dictionary.com but it didnt know either heehee :doh:

Thank you :)

Freyja
08-15-2006, 10:50 PM
Here is the process of mercerizing. (http://www.answers.com/topic/mercerized-cotton) Unmercerized, is cotton that is not treated.

tomai
08-15-2006, 10:53 PM
oooooh does that mean it would fee l rough? Like its not too soft on the skin?

Freyja
08-15-2006, 11:26 PM
I make night caps for cancer patients using blue sky alpacas organic cotton (http://www.blueskyalpacas.com/yarn_detail.php?yarns_ID=7). It was sooooooo soft. My DH tried one on and put in a request. Then my DS started taking Daddy's so I made him one. If my son can't find his, he still takes his Daddy's. My DH told me this winter I should make an extra. :teehee:

tomai
08-16-2006, 01:05 PM
wow!! Thank you for the help! :muah: Sounds like a wonderful texture hehee :heart: