The following types of textured yarns are distinguished by production method, properties, and use: high-tensile, low-tensile, crimped, loop, shaped, bicomponent, combination, and high-bulk yarns. High-tensile yarn is called elastik in the USSR; abroad, the trade name “Helanca” is usually used.
What are types of yarns?
Animal Origin yarns include:Wool:Cashmere:Merino:Silk:Plant Origin Yarns Include:Cotton:Hemp:
How are yarns classified?
The three basic classifications of textile yarn include staple fiber yarn, which uses mostly short natural fibers to make yarn; ply yarns, which involve one or more strands of staple fiber yarn wound together; and filament yarn, which is wound from one or more long continuous filaments.
How do I know what type of yarn I have?
Unravel wet yarn to check if it is made up of straight plant fibers. Pull apart the individual fibers on the end of a yarn sample, then soak them in lukewarm water. After about 3 to 5 minutes, pull them out to air dry. Each type of yarn has a distinct appearance when you look at them up close.