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CYC. #HumansThatYarn  CYC represents yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazines, publishers, & consultants in the yarn industry all working to promote yarn!

It’s not easy teaching someone how to knit and crochet. You have to be patient enough to help the student work through their frustrations and avoid getting frustrated with yourself when and if the student doesn’t pick it up right away. Share some of your teaching tips with us in the comments! 👊🏾

Today we are going live at 11:15 CT with @goodknitkisses to talk about Loom knitting and the addition of Loom knitting abbreviations to our Yarn Standards and Guidelines (Yarnstandards.com)

In 2003, the publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers, and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling, and to patterns.
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Over the past year, this committee has worked to update these standards including the addition of Loom Knitting abbreviations. Which we will be going live to talk about with @goodknitkisses today at 11:15 am CT. Scroll below to hear some of the other changes made to standards and head to yarnstandards.com to see all the of the standards!
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⚡️ Abbreviations for basic Tunisian stitches have been added.
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⚡️ Because of the variations in knit symbols currently used in the industry, an expanded list of Knit Chart Symbols and cable symbols have been added.
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⚡️With the growth of loom knitting, a list of commonly used abbreviations was added.
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⚡️As a result of the crossover with the weaving market, an explanation of Wraps Per Inch has been added.
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⚡️Skill levels have been updated.
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⚡️All the current body measurement charts have been reviewed and updated where necessary.
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⚡️Because of the popularity of glove and sock projects, hand and shoe sizing guidelines have been added.
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⚡️An explanation of schematics has been added.
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⚡️The crochet and needle sizing charts have been expanded and steel crochet hook sizes have been added.
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⚡️Information about care labeling and commonly used symbols has been added.
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⚡️Guidelines for designers who want to submit project ideas to a yarn company or magazine have been completely rewritten.

Breakfast for champs with @forestfibers: A new knit swatch

Happy Tuesday! ⚡️ We have a spontaneous GIVEAWAY today. We want to know what you think about while you loop! Head to the link in our bio to take our short fun survey. At the end of this week, we will select one lucky winner who takes the survey to receive this (swipe) @boyeyarncrafts tote! Comment when you finish to complete your submission! ⚡️

Hey Guys! Our team has a busy few month ahead of us! Now that April Stress awareness month has passed, you may be wondering what does this month have in store for CYC?
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⚡️ We will be sharing photos from our CYC Dallas wall crawl with @forestfibers @heir.loom.co @lizthewiz_ and @roarandcroon
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⚡️CYC’s Yarn Standards committee conducted its first major review since yarn standards were established in 2003. This month we will start the process of walking you through our standards and the changes that launched this year.
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⚡️On Thursday May 17th, we are going live with @goodknitkisses on Instagram to talk about the new addition of loom knitting abbreviations to industry standards and guidelines.
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⚡️Next week, we are going to 3 different schools to talk with students about the joys of looping and how they can use it to give back to their community and the people they love! Stay tuned to hear more about this! #warmupamerica #humansthatyarn

Instead of doing the prerequisite end of April post yesterday, we decided to move our last #stitchawaystress post to May as a statement that this campaign doesn’t end with April! Many creatives stepped forward and voiced how looping has changed their lives for the better on a daily basis. Thank you so much to everyone who participated this year; we wouldn’t have been able to make an impact without you! Don’t forget to pick up your hooks and needles every day that you can this year! ⚡️⚡️ - With love, CYC.
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You can find these lemon patterns by @twinkiechan for FREE at stitchawaystress.com

This thing is all yours. #stitchawaystress

**GIVEAWAY WITH @redheartyarns 🍋 Today we are sharing our last stitch away stress giveaway with a game of WOULD YOU RATHER! ⚡️Would you rather loop a pattern with several colors like this picture from @creativebug or would you rather loop with one color?⚡️ Tell us your preference and drop a lemon in the comments for a chance to win 3 skiens of Red Heart Soft and 3 skeins of Chic Sheep by @themarlybird #stitchawaystress

Words to live by! #stitchawaystress

Things that are coming v. soon: 1. @twinkiechan’s @lovecrochetcom take over tomorrow. 2. @twinkiechan’s video tutorial on how to make this lemon pillow you need in your life 3. LOCAL YARN SHOP DAY on April 21st to get all the yarn you need to #stitchawaystress #LYSDay @tnnaorg

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