Eliminate your worries! About thread count (thread count rule)

The hot summer has arrived.

You’ll want to eat refreshing food this season.

So, I went to experience “somen” noodles and “udon” noodles.

Add plenty of condiment Japanese ginger to the noodle soup and make the cold somen smooth.

It was delicious.

Hello, this is Tasaki from the Materials Department of Maruyasu Yarn Co., Ltd.

This is the third time since it is early.

This time, I will write about the thread count, following the previous thread thickness.

How is the thread count determined?

The length of the thread for a certain weight is the thread count.

Wool count 1kg = 1km (1m per 1g)

Cotton count 1 pound (453 g) = 840 yards (768 m) (1.7 m per 1 g)

Hemp count 1 pound (453 g) = 300 yards (274 m) (0.6 m per 1 g)

Denier 0.05g = 450m (9000m per 1g)

The count depends on the material such as wool, cotton, linen, and long fiber (chemical fiber).

The common count is to change each material into a common unit per 1g.

(The common count is the length of the thread per 1g.)

The display method is 1g for wool and 10m for 1g (10000m for 1kg), and 1/10 (10th) for yarn.

How to display the count of each material?

There are differences in the display method depending on the material.

Wool 1/1 Cotton 0.6 / 1 Hemp 1.7 / 1 9000 denier (chemical fiber)

All of the above displays have the same length.

The wool count is displayed as 1/10 and is called the 10th single yarn.

The upper 1 represents the number of threads and the lower 10 represents the length.

Cotton and linen are labeled as 10/1, with the top representing the length and the bottom representing the number of threads.

However, there is a difference in length between cotton and linen even if the display is the same.

See the calculation method above for it.

Change cotton count, linen count, and denier to wool count.

30/1 of cotton count becomes 1/51 of wool count.

30/1 of hemp count becomes 1/18 of wool count.

300d of denier is 1/30 of wool.

Easy calculation method.

To change the cotton count to wool count, multiply the cotton count by 1.7 to get the wool count.

To change the hemp count to wool count, multiply the hemp count by 0.6 to get the wool count.

To convert denier to wool count, divide 9000 by denier to get wool count.

There has been such a convenient thing in the company for a long time.
This is the count conversion table I received when I joined the company 30 years ago.I still feel the history and weight of the company every time I look at this table.


There are a lot of numbers this time, and I think my explanation is difficult to understand, but it will be useful if you get used to it.

When I went to a handicraft thread shop, when I saw the display of 50g 100m per ball, it was 100m ÷ 50g = 1/2.

Please enjoy it little by little like this.

I look forward to working with you next time.