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This is 300 meters of conductive yarn spun from a stainless steel polyester fiber blend and wound on a spool. You can use it as a creative way to knit or crochet various electronics onto clothing projects or even making great stretch sensors. This large 100g spool is a great way to get into wearable electronics without a large upfront cost and a large enough quantity to not be afraid of making a few mistakes.
This yarn is extremely pliable and soft to the touch so there should be no worry of loss of comfort when incorporating it into your next e-textiles project. Each spool of this Nm10/3 conductive yarn is composed of a 80% polyester 20% stainless steel blend, has a breaking load of 8094g, and has a surface resistance of <104Ω.
Note: This may not be the thread you are looking for. If you are looking to sew conductive fibers into your project (instead of knitting or crocheting), conductive thread can be found here or in the Recommended Products section below.
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Skill Level: Rookie - Basic hand tools are required and instructions will allow more freedom. You may need to make your own decisions on design. If sewing is required, it will be free-form.
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The yarn is definitely conductive with all of the smart screens that I tested it on responding very, very well. There is one thing that you do need to be aware of for this purpose in particular: It's a fine yarn, only a little thicker than lace-weight but not quite a true fingering weight. What this means is that if you want WARM fingertips for your gloves, I recommend stitching the conductive yarn to the tips after you've knitted them up with something warming. That's what I did, and it works beautifully.
It's nice to have something to crochet with, but I'd classify this more as twine than yarn. It twists up on itself like mad, more than any fiber wound on a cone I'm ever worked with. A necessary annoyance? Hm. I have to think there is a different brand. But hey, how else would I be able to crochet a conductive doily?