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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Yarn Label Reading

I came across a great guide to reading yarn labels in one of those Page-A-Day calendars for knitters ( Yarn labels really do reveal a lot about the fiber, how it will act while we work it up, and how we should treat it once our item is done. This guide helps you figure out if you should wash and/or dry the yarn:

This little water icon means that your yarn is machine washable up to the temperature in the middle of the symbol. In this example, do not go above lukewarm water.

This yarn, however, is not machine washable.

Your item made with this yarn can go into the dryer when you see this symbol.

But when you see this symbol, you must lay your item flat to dry.
Pretty cool, huh?! Sometimes looking at some of those labels is like trying to decipher hieroglyphics!
Today's Thought: Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

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