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Universal Care Instructions
You’ll notice that Lion Brand Yarn labels now feature universal care symbols. Rather than using long, complicated washing and cleaning instructions for your yarn we’ve opted for a more streamlined approach. This page shows some of the symbols you will find on our labels and how to understand them. To find the care instructions for a particular yarn, select the yarn name:
Yarn:
 
 
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Explanation
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items with this icon should be hand washed in cool water (less than 86 degrees F / 30 degrees C) hand wash cool This 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 washed hand wash This 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 washed machine wash Garments 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 dryed machine dry You 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 washed do not machine dry Dry projects flat and not by machine.
items with this icon can be bleached bleach This means you can use chlorine bleach. This is not generally used for most yarns.
items with this icon should not be bleached do not bleach Do not use chlorine bleach.
items with this icon can be gently ironed press You 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 ironed do not press Don’t use an iron or press yarn that shows this symbol.
items with this icon can be dry cleaned dry clean You can use all solvents to dry clean. If in doubt, check with your local cleaner.
items with this icon cannot be dry cleaned do not dry clean Do not use dry cleaning solvents on projects in yarns that have this symbol.
items with this icon can be drycleaned but require special solvents dry clean using
'P' solvents
Dry clean with one of these solvents
   perchloroethylene
   monofluorinetrichloromethane
   hydrocarbons
 
 
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