Talk:Thread (yarn)

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A number of other gauges are used more and less commonly in describing thread sizes. The article could benefit readers greatly by describing them and giving conversions.

  1. Simple metric
  2. Cotton count (almost always used for home sewing)
  3. Linen count
  4. Hong Kong Ticket
  5. US commercial sizes, most commonly used for both single thread and serger machines, as well as and shoes (e.g. 69), although sometimes used for hand leather goods and beadwork
  6. A French system somehow based on some unit of length per weight now used pretty infrequently except for high end leather goods, but was once more widely used (e.g.

The article should also mention units like hanks and skeins; and the various methods thread might be made form single filaments, or staples spun into yard and then plied into thread (Cotton count is very descriptive as to number of plies). Dropping this here as a note to myself and anyone else interested in expanding the article. It's presently not very useful. Nuttish (talk) 13:50, 8 October 2014 (UTC)