A numbering system that indicates the weight of a cotton yarn. The base count of cotton is 840 yard to the pound. Thus, a No. 10 cotton has 10 times the base count or 8400 yards to the pounds. A No. 80 sewing thread has 76200 yards to the pound. With this system, a higher yarn number indicates a finer grade of yarn.
Synonyms and Related Terms
yarn number; garennummer (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990