What is ply?
Ply refers to the number of individual yarns used as a strand. Single ply fabric is woven from one, individual yarn; 2-ply fabric is made from yarns that are twisted together and then woven. If 2-ply yarn is used, the finished construction will have twice the thread count of the same construction made from single ply yarn. 2-ply yarn must be made from a very high yarn size (like 100) or they will feel thick and heavy.
Other commonly asked questions about Common Terms, Names, Processes in Custom Tailoring
- What is SINGLE-NEEDLE STITCHING? Can you do Single Needle Stitching on shirts?
- What is a PLACKET?
- What is yarn size?
- What is thread count?
- What is Glen Plaid?
- What are the materials and Items used in suit making?