# Your question: What does yarn count mean in retail?

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## 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.

## What does the count of yarn tell us?

In textiles, yarn count is a number that represents the diameter or fineness of a yarn, either in terms of weight by length or length by weight. The direct system measures the weight of a consistent length of yarn, with a higher yarn count indicating a heavier and coarser yarn.

## How do you read yarn count?

As a general rule of thumb the finer the yarn the higher the count number (see below for why) and metric counts usually are expressed with the count first then the ends – 30/2nm whereas cotton and worsted counts tend to have the ends first then the count – 4/8cc or 3/9wc.

## 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.

## 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.

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## What is warp yarn count?

The number of warp yarns per one inch or centimeter of fabric. This is also called sley, warp end count, ends per inch, or ends per centimeter.

## How many types of count are there?

There are five variants of COUNT functions: COUNT, COUNTA, COUNTBLANK, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS. We need to use the COUNTIF function or COUNTIFS function if we want to count only numbers that meet specific criteria. If we wish to count based on certain criteria, then we should use COUNTIF.