Why is yarn bad for you?
Many acrylic yarns actually contain carcinogens that can be absorbed through the skin when the yarns are worn. Natural yarns contain no such harmful chemicals. (Although in some cases, wool and cotton yarns do cause adverse skin reactions due to personal allergies.)
Why is yarn not sold in balls?
The biggest reason yarn so often comes in hanks is that it travels much more reliably that way. Wound balls tend to snag, fall apart, and generally become tangled knots. Also, leaving yarn unwound is usually better for the fiber for storage.
How do you store skeins of yarn?
Here are some tips:
- Do not store yarn in plastic bags. …
- Store all yarn in a climate controlled environment, not in a damp basement or hot attic.
- Store yarn in an extra closet (hanging shoe holders work great for this) or in plastic tubs out of direct sunlight.
- Do not store yarn in baskets on rugs.
How much cotton tube yarn do I need to make a blanket?
The average size blanket is made with 15-25 loops, I made mine using 20 total. More loops will yield a wider blanket. You can also make it longer by adding MORE skeins of yarn. Mine took me about 1.5-2 hours total to make from start to finish (with no breaks).