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    Clan Tartan Thread Count

    So I have an old thread count excel spread sheet. If anyone wants a copy drop me a post with your email address and it'll be in the mail.

    I was cleaning up some old computer files, and re-discovered it. I've had it since 2008 at least. Click on the photo to get a sample.

    I may have posted this in the past, but considering the file size limits, I may not have. It's 133kb, but too much for excel files to be uploaded.

    Clan Tartan Thread Count.jpg

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    So as to avoid confusion, the pivots (symmetrical patterns) should be identified. There should also be a note to confirm whether the pivot counts are in full or are half-pivot counts. A weaver will always use the latter.

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    One of the largest listings of Tartan designs is "The Scottish Register of Tartan" which is the list maintained by the Govt. of Scotland.

    Registration as a member is free and open to anyone. Once a member you can request the thread count of any of the 10,000 - 11,000 designs.

    And as stated by Figheadair the thread count will be written in a specific format using an accepted shorthand.

    The thread count for the X Marks the Scot Tartan is written -

    /W12, DB64, N6, DB6, N2, DB6, N4, A8, DB2, Y4/

    With the "/" symbol denoting the pivot points of a half Sett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    And as stated by Figheadair the thread count will be written in a specific format using an accepted shorthand.

    The thread count for the X Marks the Scot Tartan is written -

    /W12, DB64, N6, DB6, N2, DB6, N4, A8, DB2, Y4/

    With the "/" symbol denoting the pivot points of a half Sett.
    And if written for a weaving count it would be W/6 DB64 N6 DB6 N8 LB8 DB2 Y/2

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    Thanks for clearing that up Peter, I had often wondered as I have seen thread counts in both formats and did not really understand the difference.
    But now that I can see both formats for the same Tartan it makes sense.
    Steve Ashton
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