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I've never understood the use of abbreviations on message forums - it's not like there's a shortage of space like with text messaging

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o.k., now i know what houndstooth is but what do you call this mix of coulours mostly in knitwear....something like salt and pepper but it's not, i guess? sorry for being so terribly unclear...i'm referring to my today's cardigan in what are you wearing...?

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o.k., now i know what houndstooth is but what do you call this mix of coulours mostly in knitwear....something like salt and pepper but it's not, i guess? sorry for being so terribly unclear...i'm referring to my today's cardigan in what are you wearing...?
hmm... heathered maybe? marled? space dyed? Guess I'm not much help

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I've never understood the use of abbreviations on message forums - it's not like there's a shortage of space like with text messaging
I abbreviate b/c I don't like to type more than I have to Energy conservation

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o.k., now i know what houndstooth is but what do you call this mix of coulours mostly in knitwear....something like salt and pepper but it's not, i guess? sorry for being so terribly unclear...i'm referring to my today's cardigan in what are you wearing...?
I'm not sure if there's an actual word for it . . . maybe call it interwoven various shades of grey or whatever the colors were?

OT: the outfit was cute and I really liked the dress--very pretty pattern and color :p

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o.k., now i know what houndstooth is but what do you call this mix of coulours mostly in knitwear....something like salt and pepper but it's not, i guess? sorry for being so terribly unclear...i'm referring to my today's cardigan in what are you wearing...?
Not sure..I checked the danish word for it in a danish-english dictionary and came up w. : mottled; mixed
..native speakers would you use "mottled" to describe "a mix of coulours mostly in knitwear....something like salt and pepper but it's not" ??

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thank you hanne, i like that.

and thank you everyone else, too.
i feel mottled.

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no...not mottled...

heathered is close and most commonly used...most people would probably use this....
i think 'flecked' would be what i would say...

ie-having flecks of colour... or a grey and blue flecked swtr...etc...


this is 'mottled'...is more like a water colour 'wash'...similar to a tie dye look....with uneven random areas of light and dark...
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this is heathered...grey knits are usually 'heathered'...ie-a grey sweatshirt..
it means there are darker and lighter shades woven in so it's all one colour, but with some depth...

usually found in wool sweaters or pants or jackets......
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A mottled woolen yarn or fabric is known as marl.

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thanks to softgrey and prince of cats for bringing light into the matter

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I've never understood the use of abbreviations on message forums - it's not like there's a shortage of space like with text messaging

...it's more to do with a shortage of time.........

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