What do the care instruction symbols mean? Anjuli May 10, 2018 22:27 Updated Follow It's very important to pay attention to the care instructions on your yarn labels to avoid shrinking, felting or melting of fibres. The common care instruction labels are: Related articles What is a downloadable PDF pattern? How do I use circular needles for straight knitting ? How much yarn do I need to make...? The yarn I need is out of stock Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.