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franniebean 10-23-2005 02:10 AM

Knitting from both ends of the skein....
Is there a way to wind the ball so that you can knit from both ends of the skein without it hopping away from you (as would happen if you made a center-pull and just knit from the "inside" yarn and the "outside" yarn at the same time)?

AidanM 10-23-2005 02:20 AM

Hold both ends and wind a center ball as normal.

KellyK 10-23-2005 02:34 AM

It's easier to knit from both ends of a center-pull ball that is wound on a ball winder because the ball then has a flat top & bottom, IMHO.

Julie 10-23-2005 10:53 AM

I've knit from both ends of a hand-wound center pull ball, and a regular old skein (are they wound by machine? hmmm) Anyhoo...I've never had any issues with the skein/ball jumping around. I'd envisioned it being kinda cumbersomebut it wasn't at all. :D

jodstr2 10-23-2005 12:26 PM

I'm going to have to do this real soon, like today, on a clog.

franniebean 10-23-2005 09:59 PM

Me too! That's exactly why I asked.....

laceys 10-24-2005 11:50 AM

I just tried it out last week on a skein from the store which I did not wind and it worked just fine.


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