# Frequent question: What is yarn count in fabric?

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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 is yarn count of cotton?

In Metric cotton count system, yarn count is defined as the number of hanks of 1000 m per 1 kilogram of that yarn. For example, yarn count 30 Nm means that there are 30 hanks of 1000 m per 1 kilogram (kg) of that yarn.

## How do you calculate fabric count?

It is worked out by counting the lengthwise (warp) threads, and then the width-wise (weft) threads. Once counted, the amount of weft threads and warp threads are added together to form the thread count. (E.g. a fabric with 100 warp threads and 100 weft threads is said to have a thread count of 200).

## What is the fabric count?

When we need to explain the quality of a woven fabric, we refer to the fabric count and construction. Here, count refers to the yarn count (warp yarn count and weft yarn count) and by construction primarily it means the number of warp yarns and weft yarns used in one inch of fabric.

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## What does 2 28NM mean?

2/28 or more properly written 2/28NM refers firstly to the ply and secondly the fineness (count) of the yarn. Most of our garments are made from 2 ply meaning that 2 single yarns have been spun into 2 plies. … The 28NM means that 28 metres of single ply yarn weighs 1 gram.

## Which count of cotton yarn is finest?

On 25 October 2008 finest yarn (350 Ne/ 592 Nm) ever spun 100% cotton has been produced on Pilot Spinning Mill, Spinning Research Department, Cotton Research Institute. Also, the old one, 334 Ne or 565 Nm was recorded by Messrs, TEXParts in Stuttgart, Germany.

## What is 40s cotton?

Cotton 40-40 is the heaviest. The weight of 40s count yarn is 1.5 times that of a yarn of 60s count. This is cheaper than both cotton 60-60 and cotton 60-40. Durability of clothes is a major issue and cotton 40-40 is the most durable fabric among all.

## Which yarn is finer 40s or 60s?

To look at it the other way, lower the count, the heavier and coarser it is. Thus 40s thread count yarn is coarser and heavier than a 60s yarn and so on.