Let’s see two complet examples: 100% polyester 40s/2 spun thread. 100% polyester is the composition,40s=Ne 40,yarn thickness/size is 40s(English system),Tex 29.5 (Metric system),/2 means the yarn/thread in 2 plies,2 pieces of 40s double and twist as one yarn/thread.

## What is 40s yarn count?

Cotton Count is defined as the number of 840 yards length of yarns in one pound. It means that the number of yarns of 840 yards length required weighing one pound. … For example, a **40’s yarn is two times finer than a 20’s yarn**. The yarn count of a regular T-shirt made of single jersey fall in between 20 to 40.

## Which yarn is finer 40s or 60s?

To look at it the other way, lower the count, the heavier and coarser it is. Thus 40s thread count yarn **is coarser and heavier than a 60s yarn** and so on.

## What does count of yarn mean?

**Yarn count** refers to the thickness of a **yarn** and is determined by its mass per unit length. It is usually measured by the **number** of grams per one kilometer of **yarn**, a unit of measure called “Tex”. … In this system, the larger the **number** the finer the **yarn** and vice versa.

## What is a high yarn count?

Higher Yarn Count = **Finer Thread Diameter and/or More tightly woven yarn**. Lower Yarn Count = Wider Thread Diameter and/or More loosely woven yarn.

## What is 40s cotton?

Cotton 40-40 is **the heaviest**. The weight of 40s count yarn is 1.5 times that of a yarn of 60s count. This is cheaper than both cotton 60-60 and cotton 60-40. Durability of clothes is a major issue and cotton 40-40 is the most durable fabric among all.

## Which yarn count is finer?

Indirect Count

The count of yarn expresses the number of length units in one weight unit. Thus **higher the count, finer** the yarn. The system is generally used for cotton, worsted, linen (wet spun), etc. Where, W = The weight of the sample.

## What is cotton yarn count?

Metric Cotton Count (N_{m}) :

In Metric cotton count system, yarn count is defined as **the number of hanks of 1000 m per 1 kilogram of that yarn**. For example, yarn count 30 N_{m} means that there are 30 hanks of 1000 m per 1 kilogram (kg) of that yarn.

## What is NE in yarn?

Also referred to as Ne or Number English. It is **the number of times the length of one pound of yarn can be divided by 840**. … Therefore, a 6/1 Ne yarn would have 5,040 yards in one pound of yarn.

## What is worsted count?

**The number of hanks ( skeins) having the length of 560 yards in one pound of yarn** is called worsted count. It is used to express the fineness of worsted yarn.

## How do I calculate yarn count?

The indirect system uses the formula: **N = (L/w) / (W/l)**. In these formulas, N is the yarn count, W is the weight of a sample of yarn, l is the unit of length, L is the length of the sample, and w is the unit of weight.

## How can you tell the quality of yarn?

**Skein strength or Lea strength**: The skein breaking strength was the most widely used measure of yarn quality in the cotton textile industry. for determination of the linar density of the yarn as well.

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- yarn twist.
- linear density.
- yarn strength.
- yarn elongation.
- yarn evenness.
- yarn hairiness etc.