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Offline wdw

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12oz Differences
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:29:22 pm »
Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. 

I did a big wash of some IH shirts at the weekend and was surprised (again) as to how different some of my 12oz ones felt.

The 62-blk was by far the stiffest, followed by the 07 and 85, with the two 33s (ind/blk) being almost silky in comparison. 

What makes the 62 and 07/85 so heavy feeling and stiff?  Some magic in the weave?

And is the 62-ind as stiff as the blk?

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Re: 12oz Differences
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 06:18:34 pm »
Different dyes alter the characteristics of the yarn, so it is entirely possible that a black sulphur dyed yarn will feel different from the same yarn dyed with indigo.  The number of dips will also change the character of the yarn.  Then other variables are: how tight the yarn is twisted,  the type of twill weave and the tension used in the weaving.

All contribute to the feel and the apparent weight of the fabric.

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Re: 12oz Differences
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 07:15:34 pm »
Thanks @Giles.  I didn't realise dye could make a difference.  It's quite something how different all the same weights feel.  There must be something about thickness, as I can roll my 33 sleeves up to the elbows, but not the heavier-feeling thicker ones.  One of life's mysteries...