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Old 05-25-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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Ragg in french!!!
Anybody knows what ragg is in French?
Like Ragg socks, or Ragg wool

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Old 05-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Here's what I found...

1) Ragg wool is a sturdy wool fiber that is most often spun into yarn that is used for gloves and other "rugged" products.

2) I believe ragg is just untreated nearly raw woven wool. You see it typically in hats and gloves.
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It's usually a mixed ply undyed yarn - white or off white with other natural colors like brown or gray.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:35 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone, I just can't find what word is used in french to translate Rugg.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:47 PM   #5
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Do you mean 'rug', as in a small piece of carpet? Or a type of yarn?
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:31 AM   #6
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Some words remain the same for both languages and "Ragg" is one of them. If you said "laine Ragg" to a French person he/she would more than likely understand what you said. ("Laine" is the French word for wool/yarn.)

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thanks Judy, I think you might be right, I should leave it as is. I also saw the term : Laine effilochée or Laine chinée. Have you ever heard of those? Are they the same as Ragg wool?
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Its really Rugg! not like the carpet. It's a type of wool, it's usually gray. Ragg socks, ragg clothing
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Rugg and Ragg are not interchangeable. If you're talking about Rugg...it has nothing to do with knitting. A Rugg blanket is squares of wool fabric put together by crocheting the squares to each other. Like Ragg, Rugg has no French translation.

"laine chinee" is the easy one...flecked yarn, as in the tweedy yarns.

"laine effilochee" is a bit more difficult because the same word can mean more than one thing in French; however, the verb "effilocher" means to unravel, which can also mean frayed or worn. My guess, and this is just a guess, is that it refers to novelty yarns, the furry stuff, that looks frayed.

As far as I can tell, neither one has anything to do with Ragg wool.

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Thanks Judy, for spending all that time to help me, I guess there is no correct words for Ragg in french! Thanks again
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