If you find this as confusing as I do maybe this article will help!
Have you ever found a cone of interesting yarn, looked inside the cone, read “8/2 cotton,” 10/3 linen or “10/3 wool” and wondered what those numbers mean? It’s the yarn or thread count. The yarn count or thread count is the number of yards of that specific yarn needed to make up one pound of a particular sized fiber (“YPP”).
|840||Cotton, spun silk, rayon and acetate|
|300||Linen, hemp, jute, ramie & wool (cut system)|
|560||Worsted wool (spun system)|
|1,600||Wool (run system)|
- #1 cotton = 840 yards
- #2 cotton (2x yardage and 1/2 diameter of #1) = 1,680 YPP
- #3 cotton (3x yardage and 1/3 of diameter of #1) = 2,520 YPP
- #8 cotton…
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