The other day a great customer friend came in looking for yarn for a baby blanket. (One of our favorite things!) Once she chose her colors, she said I like to provide moms with information on how to take care of the blanket. Can I wash it? What about drying? We checked out the labels and, although it was the same yarn, the skeins had different care symbols from each other. Okay! We're savvy women! We looked it up! Seems that one label said not to put the project in the dryer and the other said you could throw it in the dryer. Ok! We're savvy women! We called the yarn company. Seems the newer labels for this yarn indicate that projects can be placed in a dryer at a lower setting. Then we got curious! What DO all those little symbols mean?? Here's a handy guide from the Craft Yarn Council that tells all. We found it especially enlightening to see all the washing symbols together - and they make total sense now! With holiday fibering upon us, it's nice to know what those symbols mean and what to share with gift recipients.
Looking forward to seeing you in the shop soon!