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How to determine Perle Cotton Weights


Wondering what we mean when we say a yarn is a 3/2, 5/2, 10/2, or 20/2?



There are two numbers. The second number /2 applies to the number of plies (yarns twisted together). Therefore, this is a two ply yarn.



The first number, is the size of the yarn. It is determined (in cotton) by how many 840 yard skeins will equal a pound.



The larger the number, the finer the yarn. So 20/2 is your finest yarn, more like sewing thread; while a 3/2 is closer to a thin sportweight. 5/2 is more like bedspread weight; 10/2 a fine yarn. Most of these yarns are used for weaving, machine knitting and some crochet.



To better understand this cotton yarn system, order the Cotton Clouds Catalog with Yarn Samples. We'll show you he weights of all our yarns so you can compare the differences. Click Here to order now.



Click Here to find ordering information and full line of colors of our Pearly Perle yarns.


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