Types of Yarn Packaging [Infographic]


Types of Yarn Packaging [Infographic]

How is yarn sold? There are several different packaging options with yarn. This page has a downloadable visual.

Types of Yarn Packaging Infographic

The most popular type of yarn packaging, a skein of yarn, is not the only way yarn is sold. Learn what a regular hank of yarn looks like, along with a folded hank, and twisted hank. You'll also see that there are different types of skeins, like pull skeins and bullet skeins.

There are also balls, donut balls, cakes, and cones. So many different options! It's great to have a visual illustration of what you'll find at your local yarn store or on the internet when looking to buy yarn.

Download the full and free infographic and keep it around as a handy guide for yarn packaging questions. With such a helpful illustration, you will be able to put a shape to each name you see and understand your options better!

For more yarn and crochet basics, be sure to check out our tips tag pages, which feature lots of resources for beginners or for specific techniques and other aspects related to crochet.


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I think Ive seen all these different forms of packaging but never knew what they were called (apart from the cone and the cake). Probably 75 percent of the yarn I buy comes in skeins, and I just reach inside and start pulling so I suppose that turns them into that type of skein. I dont remember seeing that Bullet skein, but Ill look for it the next time I shop.


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