Wednesday 29 February 2012

Yarn U App Review

Sometime back I was approached I review an iPhone/iPad app. Although this review is a bit late but I did not want to rush it. Meanwhile I have been using the app quite a bit and it has proved to be very useful.

The app is called Yarn U and it is available through the Apple app store . This app is quite a reference for popular yarns available today. (am sure more information is added and will keep getting added over time about more yarns.
The app is developed by Mary Beth Klatt who is a yarn collector and has written another app called Yarn U for sewing enthusiasts.

There are a number of ways to navigate the app. Simply through the table of contents, alphabetical index of yarns by name or yarn company, or filter by yarn weight. To get started there is a small manual for the app users built into the app.

Upon clicking on a yarn you can read a little review of the yarn, get information on its yarn company, weight per ball/ skein, stitch gauge, fiber content and yardage, pros and cons of the yarn and it's care instructions. You can even see its price an leave additional comments for the yarn. There are also a few links to project pictures and patterns that use this yarn.

Another great feature I found was that if you allow the app to use your location, it also gives you the address of the nearest store where you can buy it. However this feature is currently available only for USA based location. There are also pointers on an area map for nearest locations to buy the yarn.

All in all it is an app with a great potential and already very useful. Head over to the apple store and download it today.

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