Skeins

Some articles on skeins:

Textile Engineering - Processing of Protein Fibres - Silk
... Assorting skeins where silk is sorted by colour, size and quality, scouring where the silk is washed in water of 40 degrees for 12 hours to remove the natural gum, drying either by steam heating or ... The skeins are placed on a reel in a frame with many others ... The skeins are about 50 in in loop length ...
Knitting - Materials - Yarn
... Yarn for hand-knitting is usually sold as balls or skeins (hanks), although it may also be wound on spools or cones ... Skeins and balls are generally sold with a yarn-band, a label that describes the yarn's weight, length, dye lot, fiber content, washing instructions, suggested needle size, likely gauge, etc ... future reference, especially if additional skeins must be purchased ...
Purling - Materials - Yarn
... Yarn for hand-knitting is usually sold as balls or skeins (hanks), although it may also be wound on spools or cones ... Skeins and balls are generally sold with a yarn-band, a label that describes the yarn's weight, length, dye lot, fiber content, washing instructions, suggested needle size ... the yarn band for future reference, especially if additional skeins must be purchased ...
Hand Knitting - Knitting Materials - Yarn
... Yarn for hand-knitting is usually sold as balls or skeins (hanks), although it may also be wound on spools or cones ... Skeins and balls are generally sold with a yarn-band, a label that describes the yarn's weight, length, dye lot, fiber content, washing instructions, suggested needle size, likely gauge, etc ... for future reference, especially if additional skeins must be purchased ...