What is yarn?

  • (verb): Tell or spin a yarn.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and ropemaking. Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing. Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.

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Some articles on yarn:

Yarn - Measurement
... Yarn quantities are usually measured by weight in ounces or grams ... In the United States, Canada and Europe, balls of yarn for handcrafts are sold by weight ... These measurements are taken at a standard temperature and humidity, because yarn can absorb moisture from the air ...
Swift (textiles) - Types - Common Substitutes
... to be found, and secondly unless the other person has had a lot of practice holding hanks, the yarn winds off a swift much better ... Yarn tends to catch on the hands and wristwatches of the person holding the hank, and a swift has neither hand nor watch to catch the yarn ... The disadvantages of this is that the hank is not kept under tension, and thus the yarn has a tendency to get tangled, and one has to stop very often to untangle it ...
Supreme Tex Mart - Products
... manufactures textile products ranging from yarn, fabrics, to garments ... It produces Yarns for knitting and weaving (in grey and dyed) in noble fibres such as- Hand Knitting Yarns, Hosiery Machine Knitting Yarns, Cotton Yarn (Ring Spun and ...
Ladder Yarn
... Ladder yarn or train tracks yarn is a type of novelty yarn ... It is constructed like ladders, with a horizontal stripe of material suspended between two thinner threads, alternating with gaps ...
S Number (wool) - History
... was invented and arose from the worsted yarn count system for stating the fineness of yarn ... (510 m) lengths (hanks) of worsted yarn that 1 pound (0.45 kg) of wool yields ... The finer the wool, the more yarn and the higher the count ...

More definitions of "yarn":

  • (noun): The act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events.
    Synonyms: narration, recital
  • (noun): A fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving.
    Synonyms: thread