Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of skein.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If you buy yarn from a reputable LYS and run out of yarn in the middle of a project, the yarn doesn't perform as it should, the skeins are a tangled mess (yep, it happens), or you just can't figure out something, they'll likely be willing to help you - work out the problem, return the yarn, or find more in the dye lot you need.

    Craft Gossip

  • I had ordered three skeins of Violet some time ago and, while two of the skeins were a pretty good match, the third skein was too red to even be designated a fifth step-cousin twice removed.

    Fleegle's Blog

  • Diva of Hobbies and everyone into knitting, I am once again not in the 'cool group' who all get together and show pictures of stacks of 'skeins' like it is erotica, and talk about knitting, thinking about knitting, dreaming about knitting, blog about knitting and I can't knit, never have.

    Screw Bronze!

  • 'skeins' broke loose from the New York shore, and, leaping like the lash of a giant whip over the tower top, plunged into the river below.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • My mother kept the house in order, prepared food, wore the epinetron smooth rolling the threads, the skeins of daily love.

    Parents

  • My mother kept the house in order, prepared food, wore the epinetron smooth rolling the threads, the skeins of daily love.

    Parents

  • I have on my coffee table two skeins of very pretty yarn and a set of bamboo circular needles.

    Assimilated! and PSA

  • We brought things with us: paintings, books, everyday china, the big cardboard carton with Saks Fifth Avenue printed on the side that contained Christmas – the glass balls nestling in tissue paper, the tangled skeins of fairy lights.

    A childhood on the move

  • And she divided skeins for me so I didn't have to measure anything for the armwarmers, just cast on 40 stitches and go til I run out of yarn.

    Monday!

  • In 2006, she packed a suitcase full of 10 skeins of yarn, and headed to a KnitKnit launch event at the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York.

    Laure Drogoul’s Amplified Knitting Orchestra

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