Not sure of numbering system? Don’t know what count you need? 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 counts.
- Type in “2.016 metric count = worsted count”. The calculator will return 1.786 worsteds.
- Type in “1.786 worsted count = cotton count”. The calculator will return 1.191 cotton counts.
And so on. Try it for yourself and you’ll be an expert in no time!