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Yarn Label

Here's a quick diagram showing the different parts of a yarn label:

Yarn Care

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.


Machine Wash, Normal
Machine Wash, Cold
Machine Wash, Cold
Machine Wash, Warm
Machine Wash, Warm
Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Hot
Machine Wash, Permanent Press
Machine Wash, Gentle or Delicate
Hand Wash
Hand Wash, Cold
Hand Wash, Warm
Hand Wash, Hot
Do Not Wash
Dryclean, Any Solvent
Dryclean, Petroleum Solvent Only
Dryclean, Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene
Dryclean, Short Cycle
Dryclean, Reduced Moisture
Dryclean, Low Heat
Dryclean, No Steam
Do Not Dryclean
Bleach When Needed
Non-Chlorine Bleach When Needed
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry, Normal
Tumble Dry, Normal, Low Heat
Tumble Dry, Normal, Medium Heat
Tumble Dry, Normal, High Heat
Tumble Dry, Normal, No Heat
Tumble Dry, Permanent Press
Tumble Dry, Gentle
Do Not Tumble Dry
Do Not Dry
Line Dry
Drip Dry
Dry Flat
Dry In Shade
Do Not Wring
Iron, Any Temperature, Steam or Dry
Iron, Low
Iron, Medium
Iron, High
Do Not Steam
Do Not Iron