# How to Select Yarn Count for Specific Fabric GSM

Yarn Count:
Yarn count is very useful to know the condition of yarn. I mean, yarn is thick or thin. So we can define count in the following way, The yarn count is a numerical expression that indicates the coarseness or fineness of a yarn. In this article, we will know how to select the yarn count for specific fabric gsm.

Fabric GSM:
GSM means Grams per Square Meter. Fabric GSM means the weight of one square meter of fabric in grams. GSM plays an important role in the textile industry. It is widely used in the case of knit fabric measurement. By this, we can compare the fabrics in the unit area which are heavier and which is lighter. ### How do Select the Correct Yarn Count for Your Specific Fabric GSM?

How to select yarn count for specific fabric GSM is a very common and technical task for textile engineers. By the using following formula, you can easily select the actual yarn count for knit the fabric. These are varying for fabric types.

Single Jersey:
Say, the require GSM is 160

Yarn count = (-0.141) X (GSM) + 50.22
= (-0.141) X (160) + 50.22
= -22.58 + 50.22
= 27.66

So, to knit 160 gsm single jersey fabric we need yarn count 27.66/s

Interlock:
Say, the require GSM is 220

Yarn count = (-0.206) X (GSM) + 80.56
= (-0.206) X (220) + 80.56
= -45.32 + 80.56
= 35.24

So, to knit 220 GSM Interlock fabrics we need yarn count 36/s

Pique:
Say, the require GSM is 220

Yarn count = (-0.146) X (GSM) + 57.16
= (-0.146) X (220) + 57.16
= -32.12 + 57.16
= 25.04

So, to knit 220 GSM Pique fabric we need yarn count 36/s

1*1 Rib:
Say, the require GSM is 220

Yarn count = (-0.123) X (GSM) + 54.57
= (-0.123) X (220) + 54.57
= -27.06 + 54.57
= 27.51

So, to knit 220 GSM 1×1 Rib fabrics we need yarn count 28/s

Double Lacoste:
Say, the require GSM is 220

Yarn count = (-0.167) X (GSM) + 64.36
= (-0.167) X (220) + 64.36
= -36.74 + 64.36
= 27.62

So, to knit 220 GSM Double Lacoste fabrics we need yarn count 28/s

Lycra 1×1 Rib:
Let, required fabric GSM is 180

Yarn Count = (-0.119) GSM + 59.12
= (-0.119) x 180 + 59.12
= -21.42 + 59.12
=37.7

Lycra 2×2 Rib:
Say, the require GSM is 220

Yarn count = (-0.108) X (GSM) + 56.62
= (-0.108) X (220) + 56.62
= -23.76 + 56.62
= 32.86

So, to knit 220 GSM Lycra 2×2 Rib fabrics we need a yarn count of 32/s

```Author of this Article:
Rofiquzzaman Raju
Fabric Technologist,
B.J.Group, Mawna, Gazipur
Chittagong Textile Engineering College

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### 9 thoughts on “How to Select Yarn Count for Specific Fabric GSM”

1. Dear TC Boss,
Actually I am knitting job holder. I like all of your post.Many thanks for this great works . Now I am suffer for some inquiry. But I don't get any provable documents.
Q1. How to get lycra % from running knitting machine?

2. What meaning formula(-0.108)*gsm+56.62 old explain. My what's up number 9244449292

3. Yarn Count Calculation

Fabrication Yarn count
1 100% cotton S/J 4320/GSM Ans
2 95% CTN 5% Els S/J 6000/GSM Ans
3 100% CTN 1×1 Rib 6180/GSM Ans
4 Lycra 1×1 Rib 6800/GSM Ans
5 100% CTN 2×2 Rib 5400/GSM Ans
6 Lycra 2X2 Rib 7480/GSM Ans
7 100% CTN PQ 5200/GSM Ans
8 100% CTN Single Lacoste 5200/GSM Ans
9 100% CTN Double Lacoste 5600/GSM Ans
10 100% CTN Interlock 7480/GSM Ans
11 Lycra Interlock 8800/GSM Ans
12 100% CTN F.Terry 5800/GSM Ans
13 CTN Waffle/Thermal 6400/GSM Ans

4. i want full textile details

5. first you find loop lengths for both yarn and lycra.
formula=counts*lycra looplength/yarn looplength/lycra counts*100

6. SIR I DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE NUMBERS YOU GIVEN IN THE FROMULA EXPECT GSM…PLS EXPLAIN MORE

7. Sir, How you derived the formula ? Can you explain please ?? I wanna learn from the root.
Thanks.

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