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slubs in a length of wool yarn


tr.v. slubbed, slub·bing, slubs
To draw out and twist (a strand of silk or other textile fiber) in preparation for spinning.
1. A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.
2. A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.

[Origin unknown.]
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Adj.1.slubbed - of textilesslubbed - of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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It gives the best performance with the elastic single and dual core yarns (such as LYCRA A(r)+ T-400 + cotton), very fine compact yarns, coarse and slubbed yarns and various blends in particular, like with TENCELA(r).
Slubbed asymmetrical top EUR6 with tweed knee length shorts EUR13 and check asymmetrical jacket EUR29 and check shirt EUR9.
That warm and fuzzy, woolen slubbed fabric was originally handwoven on the banks of the Tweed River in England and quickly became a staple for menswear.