Say the Name of the Yarn
One thing that I noticed, especially in live shows is that the names of yarn are not pronounced like they should be.
Before joining in the on the behind the scenes of the yarn industry, even I was getting the names wrong.
This is useless information but for fun, here are some yarn names that are commonly mispronounced.
- Bernat, made by Spinrite Yarns – Many people say ‘Ber-nay’ as they think it may be French or exotic but it’s actually pronounced as ‘Ber-nat’.
- Patons, made by Spinrite Yarns – Many people say ‘Pat-tons. It’s actually pronounced ‘Pay-tons’.
- Type of yarn called Boucle – Many people called it ‘Bou-sell’. It’s actually pronounced ‘Bou-Clay’. Many people, including me, have no idea what this was when people talk about it as the name of the spelling doesn’t click when reading a yarn label.
- Phentex, made by Spinrite yarns – Many people say ‘Pent-tex’. It’s actually pronounced as ‘Fen-tex’
- Anne Geddes Baby by Red Heart – I used to call this ‘Anne Gedeees’ but it’s pronounced as ‘Anne Ged-des’.
- Bamboo Ewe by Red Heart Yarns – Some says ‘Bamboo eee-uuuu’. It’s pronounced as ‘Bamboo You’
- Rigoletto by Red Heart Yarns – Some say ‘REEG O Letto’. It’s pronounced as ‘Rig-o-letto’.
- LB Collection by Lion Brand. Some say ‘Lion Brand Collection’. But the actual name of this yarn line is actually just the way it looks. ‘L B Collection’.
- Chenille by Lion Brand Yarns – This is heavily mispronounced. Some think the CH is hard ‘CHE-Neel’ or even ‘CHE-Nel-ee’. The CH is prounced as SH. It’s pronounced as ‘She-neel’.
Next time you are with your friends, test them to see if they say the names right. Share with them your new found knowledge.