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« on: August 14, 2006 04:19:47 AM »

Hi everyone,

this is my first post, so if I do anything wrong please forgive me. Also don't pay attention to my poor English...

I got a huge package of yarn from my aunt. According to the label it seems to be yarn from Russia. I scanned it and the yarn too. Maybe someone with a Russian background could help me translate what kind of yarn this is?

Also I would appreciate any suggestions what to do with this yarn, because it's too scratchy and rough to knit clothes from it. My aunt wanted to make some sort of carpet from it but that's not my kind of thing. I thought about making a bag. What else could I knit?

Hope you guys can help me. It would be too bad to leave it lying around as it did already for a year now, don't you think?

Thanks a lot!

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006 04:30:46 AM »

If its itchy and scratchy maybe it is a wool - do a small swatch and see if you can felt it -
I think the little sheep also is a good indication that it is wool.

I tried to locate a translation online but couldn't find anything at all.
Have you checked the country listings on the main page?  Maybe someone here is from Russia or speaks/reads it enough to tell you what it is - but I am going to have to guess wool - and probably virgin wool.  I think you have a felter's dream sitting in your house!

oh it is definitely 200 grams and 600 meters - not that that is helpful -
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006 05:19:42 AM »

Thanks craftydeb,

I also thought it must be wool. As I am new to knitting (just knitted a scarf some time ago) there are some more  questions I have.
Does virgin wool mean just untreated wool that comes more or less directly from the animal? Also, within the yarn there are tiny pieces of dried leaves and cocklebur (hope thats the right word - my online translator told me). Could that be an indicator for virgin wool?

I havent felted yet, but if that's the right material for it maybe I should start a new hobby.

So thanks again for your help!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006 05:29:57 AM »

wow.  dried leaves?  That is out of my league.  I am actually allergic to lanolin so me and wool avoid each other.  that might need to be left to a spinner - or another wool worker with more experience with that kind of stuff. 

I am sure more people will post up their thoughts on your cool stash  addition - if not check on the spinning side of the board - maybe someone there would have more input since they probably spin directly from their livestock..

Best of luck on that one.

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006 05:42:48 AM »


I think if it has bits of leaves and other things (there is a technical name for it, but I can't rememeber what it is) then it is probably wool- the Noro brand of yarn frequently has bits of twigs in it.  I can't read Russian though, so I am basing my assumption on that and the little sheep on the label!

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006 07:02:54 AM »

if there are leaves and grass then i would say it is wool, and with the 100% on the label i would say it is 100% wool, and most likely not superwash, as during the treatment process to make it superwash most if not all of that extra stuff would have been removed.

also the yarn will soften some when it is washed, but you don't wash it in the machine, hand wash it with some hair conditioner and it will soften up some.

« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006 09:38:34 AM »

вовна = vovna in Russian and means wool -- although I think it's the old word for wool (it's a different word than I was taught).  So, yes, I believe you were all dead on with the clues of burrs and leaves. Grin
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006 12:05:10 PM »

Russian knitting terms: http://www.columbia.edu/~kmp30/viazanie.html
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006 01:09:56 PM »

Please excuse my one-semester-of-russian poor transliterating skills Smiley

1. Pryasha Severyanochka

2. Pryasha

Vovna 100%
Dovshina 600m
Vaga 200g
RST Ukraiine 1431-88

3. Virobnik:
PP <<Runo>>
VAT <<Chernigivvovna>>
M. Chernigiv
vul. Tekstilnikiv, 1

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006 03:49:46 PM »

I've found a couple of on-line translators for you:


These are all free and have russian to english as well as english to russian.
Hope this helps!!  Smiley

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