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Definition/Explanation of measurements 12/26nm

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Laura Donham

Monday 31 March 2008 10:51:32 pm

I'm not used to these measurement values. Can someone explain what they mean? "nm" and the numbers?
i.e. 12/26 nm heavy dk wt.

Thanks!
Laura

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Tuesday 05 November 2013 6:00:52 am

Hi everyone,
It is really very nice and interesting forum thanks for sharing ....I like this brief description

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Tuesday 05 November 2013 5:59:50 am

Hi everyone,
It is really very nice and interesting forum thanks for sharing ....I like this brief description

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Laura Donham

Measurement

Friday 11 April 2008 5:38:53 pm

Thanks Richard!
I'm studying fashion design, so all this information is very helpful!

Laura

richard lawn

the nm yarn count system

Thursday 10 April 2008 5:29:26 pm

richard only just spotted this, but the kind replies below are already correct

Laura Donham

measurements

Thursday 03 April 2008 5:53:28 pm

Thanks so much for both replies. The information is very helpful. Mystery solved!

Laura


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Lara Downey

Measurements

Tuesday 01 April 2008 6:12:29 pm

Birgit is correct - the NM system is an industrial standard . The first number is how many plys and the second is how many meters per gram. The yards per pound and often gauge suggestions are also listed for each of the weights and that often helps. Also per cone - if it helps, think of each cone as being similar to 3 50gm skeins of yarn when you are checking your yardage.

Lara


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Birgit Kuisma

measurements

Tuesday 01 April 2008 12:25:45 pm

I´m sure Richard will soon explain this better but if I understand correctly, the first number defines how many plies the yarn consists of, and the second how many grams there are on one metre. a 12/26 has twelve plies and gives 26 meters per gram for each ply, so with 12 plies that is 2.2 meters/gram. A quite thick yarn which the "heavy dk weight" also tells.


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