A ball of yarn, as used to knit a scarf. Color varies across platforms, but often depicted in green, blue, or magenta and shown with an end unraveling. Sometimes depicted with a pair of knitting needles stuck in the ball.
Commonly used for various content concerning knitting and needlework (e.g., sewing, crocheting), clothing and fashion, arts and crafts, cold weather, and cats.
📅 Yarn was approved as part of Unicode 11.0 in 2018
under the name “Ball of Yarn”
and added to Emoji 11.0 in 2018.