Textile Encyclopedia

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Yarn Size

The system for measuring the fineness and size of a yarn. Expressed in units of length per weight in the indirect method (cotton count, Ne, which is the number of 840-yard lengths/lb., Nm, which is the number of 1600-yard lengths/lb.); and expressed in units of weight per length in the direct method (denier, which is the number of gram/9000 meters). Also called yarn number.