What Can Yarn Do? 2022 Yarn Latest Explanation

About knit gloves,socks, hats,scarf,we need to know the yarn well.

First of all, we need to know the material of yarn, there are many kinds of yarn in the markets

Natural Fibers

  • Animal Fibers: Wool, cashmere, camel hair, yak hair, rabbit hair, silk, etc
  • Plant Fibers: Cotton,kapok,linen,etc

Chemical fiber

  • Acetate fiber,metal fiber
  • Semi-synthesis fiber,etc
  • Polyester,acrylic,spandex,nylon, etc

The most common yarn for knit gloves, socks, hats, and the scarf is Cotton, Wool, cashmere, rabbit hair, polyester, acrylic, spandex, and nylon.

Since the texture, touch, and fastness of these different yarns differ greatly, the textiles made from them have different characteristics.

Silk and cotton are very soft and friendly to our skin, wool products are quite warm, and polyester and nylon make products bright look. Nylon has great fastness too. Spandex makes gloves, socks, and hats to be elastic.

  • Socks are made from cotton yarn, wool, polyester yarn, cotton blend polyester yarn, but Our indoor slipper socks are made from acrylic yarn
  • Gloves made from acrylic yarn, wool, working gloves made from cotton normally
  • Knit hats are sometimes made with acrylic+spandex yarn, wool, or cotton yarn
  • Scarf made from cotton yarn, wool, and acrylic

At the same time, We need to clear the yarn count.


Yarn count is the thickness of the yarn, which is expressed by S, D, N, Tex, Dtex, and so on. Specific fabrics use specific specifications, of which S and D are more commonly used. And it is generally converted to text in scientific and technical literature.

S is the imperial count, which refers to a yarn weighing one pound at a metric return rate, and it is called several counts of yarn when it has a length of 840 yards. In general, the yarn count of staple fiber is expressed by S. The thicker the yarn, the smaller the S value; the finer the yarn, the larger the S value, for example, 40S is finer than 20S.D is the abbreviation of Denier, a fineness representation of chemical fibers, and refers to the eight grams of a 9000-meter long filament at a metric moisture return rate. The greater the D, the thicker the yarn, e.g. 75D is thicker than 50D.

Text, also known as “number”, is the old name for the male count. It is the number of grams of yarn weight for 1000 meters of yarn at a given moisture return rate.

Nm metric count refers to the number of meters of yarn length for 1 gram of yarn at a metric return rate, which means that 1 gram of yarn is exactly 1 meter long for 1 (metric) count, 1 gram of yarn is 200 meters long, and the fineness of the yarn is 200 counts. The metric count is also a fixed weight system, so the larger the count, the finer the yarn.

The d tex fractional tex, or fractional, is the number of grams of a fiber bundle 10,000 meters long.

Different products need to use different counts of yarn, sometimes the pattern effect of textile products also depends on the thickness of the yarn, we wear socks, and we need a relatively fine yarn. The slipper socks, knit gloves, beanie hats, and scarf require a relatively fine yarn.

There are big differences in feeling for different counts of yarn, such as product’s thickness, light or heavy, fullness