Metric Conversion Tables

The Weaver - Van Gogh
The Weaver - Van Gogh

Metric Conversion Tables for Weaving Yarns
Worsted Wool conversions
Cotton Yarn conversions
Linen Yarn conversions
Lea, Nel, Tex, Nm

EnglishMetric
1 in.2.54 cm
.39 in1 cm
1 ft.30.48 cm
1 yd. (3 ft.).91 m.
39.4 in.1 m.
1 oz.28 gr.
1 lb.454 gr.
2.2 lb.1 kg.
Imperial to Metric Conversion Chart

Worsted Wool Yarn Conversions

Size/Ply=(560 x size)/plyYPP
1s(560 x 1)/1560
16s(560 x 16)/18960
16s2(560 x 16)/24480
Worsted Wool Yarn Conversion Chart

Cotton Yarn Conversions

Cotton Count
Size/Ply=(840 x size)/plyYPP
1(840 x 1)/1840
6/2(840 x 6)/22520
8/2(840 x 8)/23360
10/2(840 x 10)/24200
12/2(840 x 12)/25040
6/3(840 x 6)/31680
8/4(840 x 8)/41680
8/6(840 x 8)/61120
Cotton Yarn Conversion Chart

Linen Yarn Conversion

Lea (Nel)=(300 x lea)/plyYPPNmTex
   meters/gramgram wt. per 1000 m.
No. 1 Lea(300 x 1)/1300.6 nm1659 Tex
No. 4(300 x 4)/112002.4 nm420 Tex
No. 8(300 x 8/124004.8 nm165 Tex
No. 10(300 x 10)/130006 nm165 Tex
No.12(300 x 12)/136007.2 nm138 Tex
No. 16(300 x 16)/148009.6 nm103 Tex
No. 20(300 x 20)/1600012 nm83 Tex
Linen Yarn Conversion Chart

Other Conversion Charts
Table of Setts

Crochet Hook Sizes
A table for conversion of crochet hook sizes: metric, US and UK.

Knitting Needles
A conversion table for UK, US and Metric knitting needles.

Reed Conversions
Table of metric and Imperial measurements for reed sizes.

AMAZON – Hand Weaving Books
The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory

EBAY – Used Weaving Looms
RIGID HEDDLE LOOMS US
USED FLOOR LOOMS US
RIGID HEDDLE LOOMS UK
USED FLOOR LOOMS UK
HANDSPUN ART YARN – US
HANDSPUN ART YARN – UK

Last Updated on May 1, 2021 by Paivi Suomi