View Full Version : What does "put up" mean?

03-08-2008, 12:30 AM
I've often seen or heard the term "put up" used in terms of yarn, but I have no idea what it means. Can somebody please explain it to me? Thanks!

03-08-2008, 12:45 AM
Can you put it in context? What sentence have you seen it in?

03-08-2008, 12:58 AM
I've seen it used in terms of the hank/skein's weight or yardage.

03-08-2008, 02:01 AM
I've seen it used in terms of the hank/skein's weight or yardage.

:shrug: balled or wound?

03-08-2008, 10:00 AM
Yes, it is referring to the hank or skein. Example: The generous "put up" was sufficient for most projects. It is referring to the way yarn is put up for winding.

In high school, I worked in a craft shop where we did loom weaving. "Put Up" was also the term my boss used when I needed to make warps for her. And because you are "putting" the yarn/threads onto a wall mounted peg system, it was called "doing a warp Put Up". HTH Mary

03-08-2008, 04:01 PM
My mother used to "put up" jam (make it):teehee:

03-10-2008, 01:34 PM
I've seen it used like "the put up is 10 50-gram balls per bag": therefore it refers how it is packaged.

03-15-2008, 11:07 AM
Pam (http://yarnreview.blogspot.com/) replied:
"Put-up" is the yardage on a particular skein or hank.

Put-Up: 430 yards
With the generous put-up, you'll only need one skein...
Even though the skein feels light, I had to weigh it due to the large put-up.