1. First, it tells you the yarn is made by Lion Brand, a company that is famous for producing quality yarns since 1878. It's a name you can trust.

2. Next, it tells you the name of the yarn. Sometimes the name of the yarn is a clue to its use. For example, "Jiffy" sounds like yarn that produces quick results -- and it is!

3. Other information includes the weight of the yarn, the number of plys, the yardage, what the yarn is made of, and how to care for it. The yarn band will also tell you the suggested gauge for the yarn, the color name and dye lot.

Lion Brand yarn labels also include free patterns on the reverse side.