Thread: "Break" yarn?
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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Re: "Break" yarn?
Originally Posted by cookworm
This probably isn't a really technical question, but can anybody tell me why all the patterns I read specifically say to break the yarn when you're at a point to be finished with the product and weave in ends (as opposed to cutting the yarn)? Does breaking the yarn make a difference somehow to cutting it?
No, there's no difference. Maybe it goes back to the days when scissors weren't handy. Or it's just an old fashioned term -like break off, `Meaning: Break a piece from something', `come to an end' or "become separated into pieces or fragments"

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