Cotton count

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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);

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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