This is most commonly the designer's favorite, or the brand that is most common in their area.
If you prefer to use a different brand of thread rather than the one recommended in a project, a conversion chart will help you find the corresponding color numbers for threads produced by other manufacturers.
Scroll down for a list of the most common thread conversion options.
This web site features thread conversion charts for kit projects, as well and individual manufacturer's including:
Manufacturer's Thread Conversions:
DMC to Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans
Anchor to DMC, J&P Coats and Sullivans
J&P Coats to DMC, Anchor and Sullivans
Sullivans to J&P Coats to DMC, and Anchor
Bucilla to DMC, Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans
DesignWorks to DMC
Dimensions to DMC, Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans
Candamar to DMC, Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans