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Oct 8, 2019 12:53:00   #
woolywoman (a regular here)
 
after clicking on a nerino wool or other nice natural fibers only to see 5% nice fiber, 95% acrylic or polyester??? They should have to label yarn the same way they do food in the US. The greatest amount is listed first and then it goes down incrementally from there. Then the natural fiber would be listed last. The way its done now to me is like false advertising.
What do you think??
 
Oct 8, 2019 12:59:05   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
I agree with you completely.
Oct 8, 2019 13:03:07   #
octopus (a regular here)
 
Great point! I recently ran out to get some Alpaca..... well only 5% was not advertised. Usually I walk or ride bike, but this “ sale “ was too far so I drove. Ultimately most ticked off at unnecessary pollution 🥴. ( sorry bout that 🌍)
Oct 8, 2019 13:08:11   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
woolywoman wrote:
after clicking on a Merino wool or other nice natural fibers only to see 5% nice fiber, 95% acrylic or polyester??? They should have to label yarn the same way they do food in the US. The greatest amount is listed first and then it goes down incrementally from there. Then the natural fiber would be listed last. The way its done now to me is like false advertising.
What do you think??
Assuming you're talking about listings on eBay, the sellers throw out every nearly-related word that they imagine will attract searchers. If there are any rules about such a practice on eBay, I'm unaware of them. The item details - way down below a bunch of 'suggested' items - usually have the real information.

On the actual ball-bands, I've never seen the fibres listed in anything but highest to lowest fibre content - no matter where the yarn was made or in what language the label was printed.

As in all things commercial, buyer beware is still a good axiom.
Oct 8, 2019 13:08:16   #
knituladay (a regular here)
 
I get frustrated when I keep seeing all these great deal's from ice yarns for Wool! Wool! Wool! Yet it ends up being just a small percent wool and mostly acrylic. I wish they had more pure wool and alpaca to choose from.
Oct 8, 2019 13:14:21   #
martina (a regular here)
 
knituladay wrote:
I get frustrated when I keep seeing all these great deal's from ice yarns for Wool! Wool! Wool! Yet it ends up being just a small percent wool and mostly acrylic. I wish they had more pure wool and alpaca to choose from.


In UK most people still refer to all yarn as wool.
 
Oct 8, 2019 13:15:56   #
woolywoman (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Assuming you're talking about listings on eBay, the sellers throw out every nearly-related word that they imagine will attract searchers. If there are any rules about such a practice on eBay, I'm unaware of them. The item details - way down below a bunch of 'suggested' items - usually have the real information.

On the actual ball-bands, I've never seen the fibres listed in anything but highest to lowest fibre content - no matter where the yarn was made or in what language the label was printed.

As in all things commercial, buyer beware is still a good axiom.
Assuming you're talking about listings on eBay, th... (show quote)


I don't shop for yarn on ebay!
Oct 8, 2019 13:18:44   #
woolywoman (a regular here)
 
martina wrote:
In UK most people still refer to all yarn as wool.


I know and sometimes its very confusing. They also refer to yarn size as ply. In the US it's by size or now by number. The number thing can be very misleading too.
Oct 8, 2019 13:22:39   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
woolywoman wrote:
I don't shop for yarn on ebay!
In that case, I suggest you complain to wherever it is you're seeing such misleading information. I regret having offended you. I've only encountered such listings on eBay, and eBay is a hopeless case.

I've never yet bought yarn online. My last mail-order of yarn (Mary Maxim, or Herrschners, or Annie's Attic?) was well before the internet came to be.
Oct 8, 2019 13:24:12   #
martina (a regular here)
 
woolywoman wrote:
I know and sometimes its very confusing. They also refer to yarn size as ply. In the US it's by size or now by number. The number thing can be very misleading too.


Yes, we still use ply , though some labels have the number on them which means nothing to many of us.
Oct 8, 2019 13:43:50   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
Though, now that I have been paying attention to the crochet cotton thread...my current project using 10 weight crochet cotton happens to be 3-ply. Especially if you are tatting with the material!!!
 
Oct 8, 2019 14:11:53   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
In that case, I suggest you complain to wherever it is you're seeing such misleading information. I regret having offended you. I've only encountered such listings on eBay, and eBay is a hopeless case.

I've never yet bought yarn online. My last mail-order of yarn (Mary Maxim, or Herrschners, or Annie's Attic?) was well before the internet came to be.



I'll point to Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn as an example. Given the name of the yarn, one would assume that Cashmere would be the major fiber but that is obviously not the case. The fiber content of this yarn is 55% Merino Wool/33% Acrylic/12% Cashmere. This is how the yarn is marketed on sites which sell yarns, I'm not talking about eBay. Other yarns with Alpaca in the name often contain as little as 5% Alpaca fiber.
Oct 8, 2019 14:17:16   #
Dsynr (a regular here)
 
woolywoman wrote:
after clicking on a nerino wool or other nice natural fibers only to see 5% nice fiber, 95% acrylic or polyester??? They should have to label yarn the same way they do food in the US. The greatest amount is listed first and then it goes down incrementally from there. Then the natural fiber would be listed last. The way its done now to me is like false advertising.
What do you think??
I agree wholeheartedly; but I'm not holding my breath waiting for it to happen.....
Oct 8, 2019 14:22:17   #
LibertyRose
 
Yes I agree with you, would save me a lot of time.
Oct 8, 2019 15:45:43   #
kjanel
 
It annoys me too. I understand some yarns require they be mixed with another type of yarn to be able to knit with them. Yet basic yarns like wool or acrylic should be just that. Acrylic yarn which I use the most is usually 100 per cent that sort. I just guess not as many Americans want to use 100 per cent wool like they do in the UK. I am allergic to wool, but have knitted it. I guess Americans think hand washing wool and laying it flat to dry is too much of a headache. Some yarns with a large percentage wool are machine washable, just not ones I have seen.
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