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Methods of variously expressing the specific length or length per unit mass of a yarn. also termed linear density; number of yarn; yarn count; yarn number; grist. See also tex system

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The number given to a yarn of any material, usually indicating the number of hanks per pound of that yarn. May also refer to the fineness to which a fleece may be spun. There are at least three definitions. In raw wool, a number used to indicate fineness, see “micron count“. In worsted yarn, the number of 560-yard skeins weighing one pound (Bradford method). In woolen yarn, the number of 256-yard skeins weighing one pound (Yorkshire method)

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