Question: How do you read yarn care labels?

What do symbols on yarn wrappers mean?

These symbols indicate how best to care for an item that will be made from the yarn. When giving a hand knitted or crocheted item as a gift, it’s so helpful to include a label from a ball or skein of yarn used for the project so that the recipient will know how to care for the item.

What does G mean in yarn?

That thick, puffy yarn ball will be 100 grams. Now look around for some thin stuff. Its probably labeled as sock yarn and check the label. I bet you its 100 grams too. Most commercially available yarn is sold in 100 gram balls/skeins.

What are the 5 basic international care symbols?

International care labeling code is based on 5 basic symbols. Washtub (Washing), Triangle (Bleaching), Iron (Ironing), Circle (Dry cleaning) and the Square (Drying). One thing general about these symbols is that if there is a cross across any of the symbols it denotes the cancellation or negation of the process.

What does number 4 yarn mean?

4—Medium (Worsted, Afghan, Aran) Worsted weight yarn is the most frequently used. It is easy to work with (making it great for beginners), approximately double the weight of DK or sport yarn, and ideal for working up afghans. 5—Bulky (Chunky, Craft, Rug) Bulky yarn is about twice as thick as worsted weight.

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What sizes of yarn are there?

Yarn Weight (Thickness)

Yarn Weight US Needle Size Knitting Stitches Per Inch, in Stockinette Stitch
Super fine, fingering, or baby-weight 1–3 7–8
Fine or sport-weight 3–6 5–6
Light worsted or DK (double-knitting) 5–7 5–5 1/2
Medium- or worsted-weight, afghan, Aran 7–9 4–5