What are the two types of yarns known as?
There are two main types of yarn: spun and filament.
What is single stranded yarn?
Single yarn. A stranded yarn is composed by many singles (2, 4 or more) twisted together on themselves (see how the pink yarn has various strand twisted together like liquorice ). This kind of yarn is referred as plied yarn, ply being the number of singles used.
How many types of yarn are there?
For example, yarn count 30 Ne means that there are 30 hanks (each hank consisting of 840 yards of yarn) per 1 lb or 1 pound of that yarn (length per mass) .
Systems of Yarn Count Measurement.
|Count System Name||Unit of length||Unit of mass|
|Metric Count (Nm)||1000 m / 1 km||kg|
|Worsted Count (NeK)||560 yards||lb|
|Woollen Count||256 yards||lb|