Spinning is the production cycle necessary to turn raw materials into yarn. This process may yield more than one of two kinds of yarn, either carded or combed, each with its own specific characteristics.
CARDED / WOOLEN YARN
Carding is a process which spins the fibers so that they are all oriented in the same direction. Woolen yarns are used both in knitting and weaving and are characterized by their higher thickness, as well as their soft and “fluffy” feel.
Our carded yarns: 100% Cashmere, 70% Merino Extrafine 30% Cashmere
COMBED / WORSTED YARN
Worsted yarns are very smooth, without the classic “fuzziness” of carded yarns. To increase their resistance, these yarns are further spun to become even finer, both in terms of thickness and style, and are thus ideal for elegant garments.
Our combed yarns: 70% Cashmere 30% Silk
Given its flexible nature and its non-circular shape, is not possible to measure a single fiber. For this reason, yarn thickness is generally expressed in terms of count. Yarn count (measured in Nm) is a ratio of length to weight; specifically, the number of kilometers of yarn in one kilogram. For example, a count of 2/28 Nm means that the yarn is composed of 2 strands and that it takes 14,000 meters to make 1 kg.
We use the following yarn counts: 1/28, 2/28, 2/30, 2/56, 1/120, 2/50, 1/60, 1/12