View Full Version : How To Wind & Unwind?

03-13-2010, 10:04 PM
I was watching the Knitting Daily Show on PBS and I wondered (as a non-spinner) if there's a right and a wrong way to unwind a ball. It seems to me if it's done the wrong way the plys might be weakend?

Is there a wrong side to wind/unwind from? And can you tell if you're pulling from the "right" end? Of course it depends on how you wound it (to pull from inside or not).

03-15-2010, 02:45 PM
There is no specific way to unwind a ball of yarn. Handspinners that have been put the yarn into a ball generally use a ball winder of nostepinne which creates a center-pull ball.

If a handspinner is plying the yarn with another yarn, there is a correct way to do this so as to not overspin the plied yarn. You will ply in the opposite direction that you spun the yarn.