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Yarn Care

Symbol Explanation
items with this icon should be hand washed in cool water (less than 86 degrees F / 30 degrees C)hand wash coolThis symbol is used for yarns that need gentle washing. You should wash your garments in cool water (no higher than 86 degrees F / 30 degrees C noted in the symbol). In most cases these pieces should be dried flat, but look for "machine dry/do not machine" dry to accompany this symbol.
 
items with this icon should be hand washedhand washThis symbol is used for yarns that need gentle washing but that won't be damaged if warmer water is used. You should wash your garments in cool or warm water (no hotter than 104 degrees F / 40 degrees C as noted in the symbol). In most cases these pieces should be dried flat, but look for a machine dry/do not machine dry to accompany this symbol.
 
items with this icon can be machine washedmachine washGarments and projects with this symbol can be washed by machine at a warm temperature. Generally it would be best not to wash your knit or crocheted items at extreme temperature or agitation.
 
items with this icon can be machine dryedmachine dryYou can dry items with this symbol by machine. Use a gentler setting than you would for other laundry pieces.
 
items with this icon cannot be machine dryeddo not machine dryDry projects flat and not by machine.
 
items with this icon can be bleachedbleachThis means you can use chlorine bleach. This is not generally used for most yarns.
 
items with this icon should not be bleacheddo not bleachDo not use chlorine bleach.
 
items with this icon can be gently ironedpressYou can use an iron to steam a project made from yarn with this symbol. Use common sense and care when steaming any knit or crocheted items.
 
items with this icon should not be ironeddo not pressDonít use an iron or press yarn that shows this symbol.
 
items with this icon can be dry cleaneddry cleanYou can use all solvents to dry clean. If in doubt, check with your local cleaner.
 
items with this icon cannot be dry cleaneddo not dry cleanDo not use dry cleaning solvents on projects in yarns that have this symbol.
 
items with this icon can be drycleanedry clean using
'P' solvents
Dry clean with one of these solvents
  • perchloroethylene
  • monofluorinetrichloromethane
  • hydrocarbons