Not sure of numbering systems? Don’t know what yarn count you need? We can recommend two solutions.
1. Rieter is a maker of textile machinery. They have a yarn calculator that works on your computer or smartphone. The PC-based software can be found here. The smartphone app can be found wherever you normally get apps under the name “Rieter Calculator.” This is a fabulous tool for converting between number systems, metric to English, etc.
2. Wolfram Alpha is a wonderful computation search engine that can be found here: http://www.wolframalpha.com/
Here are some examples of how to phrase yarn count conversions:
- Type in “1000 yards per pound = denier”. The calculator will return 4464 denier.
- Type in “4464 denier = metric count”. The calculator will return 2.016 metric count.
- Type in “2.016 metric count = worsted count”. The calculator will return 1.786 worsted.
- Type in “1.786 worsted count = cotton count”. The calculator will return 1.191 cotton count.
Should you have questions about any particular yarn, please contact us.