# How do you read yarn count?

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## What do the numbers mean on yarn?

The first number is the size of each ply that makes up the yarn. The second number is how many plies the yarn has. So 3/2 is two plies of size three yarn and 5/2 is two plies of size five yarn. The number that describes the size is larger the thinner the yarn. So size 5 yarn is thinner than size 3 yarn.

## What is a good yarn count?

A good base yarn count number starts somewhere in the 100s, but if you are seeking a maximum standard, yarn count can move up further, towards 200. But, any yarn count above 140 should be adequately soft to the touch.

## How does yarn count work?

The greater the length of the yarn weighing 1 lb., the finer it is, and the higher the count number. The count number gives the number of unit lengths, I.E.: skeins, hanks, etc, in 1 lb.;. E.g.: 10 hanks of cotton is abbreviated to 10’s cotton.

## 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 is a worsted weight yarn?

Worsted Weight Yarn is the most commonly used weight of yarn, slightly thicker than DK weight and thinner than bulky yarn. … Worsted weight yarns are recommend for projects with a knitting gauge of 4–5 stitches per inch and a crochet gauge of 2.75–3.5 single crochets per inch.

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## What does oz mean in yarn?

In the US yarn is sold by weight, so this skein is 7 ounces or 198 grams. The yardage given is an estimate and is the least amount of yarn you will encounter in the skein; the actual amount may be more. Since yarn is sold by weight and not by yardage no two skeins of yarn will have the exact same yardage.

## What is 40s yarn?

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. 40 weight cotton thread is ideal for machine quilting where you want the quilting to be prominent.

## What is 40s count yarn?

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.