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What is "Yarn" - Definition & Explanation

A continuous length of interlocked fibers.
A continuous strand of textile fibers created when a cluster of individual fibers are twisted together. These long yarns are used to create fabrics, either by knitting, plaiting, or weaving.
A generic term for a continuous strand of textile fibres or filaments in a form suitable for knitting, weaving or otherwise intertwining to form a fabric.
Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving and ropemaking. Yarn can be made from any number of synthetic or natural fibers.
dyed - Fabrics which have had the yarns colored before the fabric is woven. Used to produce stripes plaids or tapestries.
A continuous strand of textile fibers created when a cluster of individual fibers are twisted together. These long yarns are used to create fabrics, either by knitting or weaving.
dyed - A fabric such as plaid, check or strip where the color is in the dyed threads or yarns before weaving or knitting cloth, as opposed to the color being printed on the fabric after being woven.
Dyed - Yarns dyed in a bundle or package before weaving into fabrics like ginghams, stripes and plaids. Also known as 'color-woven' fabric.
dyed and overdyed - A fabric which has been first yarn dyed, then piece dyed in a lighter shade that allows the yarn dye pattern to show through.
A cross section which consists of fibers or filaments with a substantial length.
A textile product of substantial length and relatively small cross-section and that consists of fibres (q.v.) or filament(s) (q.v.) (or both) with or without twist.
NOTE:
a) Assemblies of fibres or filaments are usually given other names during the stages that lead to the production of yarn, e.g. tow, slubbing, sliver, roving (q.v.). Except in the case of continuous-filament fibres or tape yarns, any tensile strength possessed by assemblies at these stages would generally be the minimum that would hold them together during processing.
b) Staple, continuous-filament and monofilament yarns are included.
c) No distinction is made between single and cabled yarns.
d) Zero-twist and self-twist staple yarns are included.
e) Zero-twist continuous-filament yarns are included.
f) By the definition of fibre and filament, paper, metal-film and glass yarns are included.
Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, knitting, weaving and ropemaking. Yarn can be made from any number of synthetic or natural fibers. Very thin yarn is referred to as thread. Yarns are made up of any number of plies, each ply being a single thread. These threads are twisted (plied) together to make the final yarn.
A continuous thread created by twisting fibers together, either loosely or tightly.
A continuous strand of spun cotton FIBERS used for WEAVING or knitting.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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