Reading a Yarn Label video
Reading a Yarn Label
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Lena Skvagerson is lead designer for Annie's exclusive pattern collection, Annie's Signature Designs. Lena is also producer and one of the hosts of Annie's popular TV show Knit and Crochet Now! Lena was born and raised in Sweden. She learned to crochet and knit at age 5, made her first sweater by the time she turned 15, and created her first knitwear collection at age 17!... Full bio »

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Are you at times perplexed by all the information on yarn labels? Don't miss this helpful Quick Stitches & Tips episode with crochet and knitting designer and expert Lena Skvagerson. In this episode, Lena covers all the details and fine print you'll find on a yarn label including fiber type, size, weight, how much to buy, dye lots and what those care icons mean.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Consider which fiber to use in your projects.
  • Recognize different standards for yarn amounts in the US and in Europe.
  • Calculate how much yarn you'll need when you choose yarn with yardage that differs from the pattern.
  • Understand the washing and care symbols on the label.