Count Chart

This chart compares the thickness of our yarns across different counts, from thickest to thinnest. There are clickable links to take you to our yarns for each count.

It also shows how weaving yarn counts relate to the US and UK weights used by knitters and crocheters, and a recommended crochet hook size.

Do you want to substitute a yarn for a similar weight? Compare the m/100g values, if they are within 20m/100g of each other then it’s a simple substitution, e.g. 8/2 NeC and 22/2 NeL.

GaugeCotton Count Linen CountMetric CountWorsted Countm/100gUS WeightUK WeightWraps Per Inch*Suggested Setts**Crochet Hook
Thickest20/18 NeC
LK Cotton
MM Cotton
190Medium (4)Aran5.5mm – 6.5mm
20/15 NeC
LK Cotton
229Light (3)DK4.5mm – 5.5mm
4/1 NeL
Garnhuset Tow
240
4.8/2 Nm
NL Wool
24016 wpi6, 8, 10 epi
3/2 NeC
VY Merc. Cotton
25020 wpi10, 12, 14 epi
20/12 NeC
LK Cotton
MM Cotton
280Fine (2)4 Ply3.5mm – 4.5mm
6/2 Nm
Garnhuset Wool
30018 wpi7, 9, 10 epi
3.57/2 NeC
Gist Mallo
30024 wpi10, 14, 16 epi
8/4 NeC
Lankava Merc. Cotton
34028 wpi10, 12.5, 15 epi
12/6 NeC
Garnhuset Rug Warp
Lankava Rug Warp
34028 wpi
6/1 NeL
Garnhuset Tow
360
20/9 NeC
LK Cotton
380
5/2 NeC
VY Merc. Cotton
420Super Fine (1)2 Ply30 wpi12, 16, 18 epi2.25mm – 3.5mm
23.9/3 NeL
Gist Duet
48030 wpi12, 16, 18 epi
8/1 NeL
Garnhuset Tow
48036 wpi16, 18, 20 epi
16/2 NeL
Garnhuset Linen
48036 wpi16, 18, 20 epi
20/6 NeC
LK Cotton
MM Cotton
560
10/2 NeK
VY Merino-Tencel
56034 wpi12, 16, 18 epi
20/2 NeL
Garnhuset Linen
600Lace (0)1 Ply38 wpi20, 23, 30 epi1.4mm – 2.25mm
22/2 NeL
Garnhuset Cottolin
67032 wpi20, 24, 28 epi
8/2 NeC
Garnhuset Cotton
Garnhuset Merc. Cotton
Tencel
Brassard Bamboo
Brassard Cotton Bouclé
68036 wpi18, 20, 24 epi
12/1 NeL
Garnhuset Linen
73042 wpi20, 25, 32 epi
10/2 NeC
VY Merc. Cotton
85040 wpi20, 24, 28 epi
16/1 NeL
Garnhuset Linen
96950 wpi25, 30, 40 epi
33/2 NeL
Garnhuset Cottolin
100044 wpi24, 30, 36 epi
20/2 Nm
Garnhuset Wool
SilkIndian Silk
100036 wpi20, 24, 30 epi0.7mm – 1.4mm
40/2 NeL
Garnhuset Linen
121056 wpi24, 30, 36 epi
20/1 NeL
Garnhuset Linen
121060 wpi28, 35, 45 epi
16/2 NeC
Garnhuset Merc. Cotton
Brassard Bamboo
135064 wpi24, 30, 36 epi
Thinnest 30/2 NeC
Garnhuset Merc. Cotton
254068 wpi30, 45, 50 epi
The Weaving Yarn count chart.

Note that the construction of Garnhuset Chenille, Garnhuset 5.0 Linen Cotton Bouclé Effect and Brassard Cotton Boucle means that they can’t be accurately placed in the count chart.

* wpi is a measure of yarn diameter, counts are a measure of linear density. Don’t expect them to be proportional to each other across different fibres.

** Our suggested setts are based on our weaving experiences and the availability of reed dpi. Three setts are provided; lacey, plain weave, twill.

Abbreviations:

LKLiina Kalalanka
NLNew Lanark Spinning Co.
Merc.Mercerised (cotton)
TowTow Linen
MMMolla Mills
VYValley Yarns