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MamaMer 04-02-2007 05:55 PM

How do you store your yarn?
 
Do you make your hanks into balls right away? Or is it better to leave them as hanks, or does it not matter?

Braden 04-02-2007 06:15 PM

I leave them as hanks until I'm ready to knit with them. You could do either one, though.

hellokitty165 04-02-2007 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ContiKnitter
I leave them as hanks until I'm ready to knit with them. You could do either one, though.

me too and i store them in ziplock bags

Jax3303 04-02-2007 06:35 PM

I leave it in hanks because it's less stress and pulling on the fibers. If it didn't come in a hank, I leave it in whatever form the yarn came in wether skein or ball. I toss it in one of my two 18-gal rubbermaid yarn totes to wait until I want to use it.

jeanius80 04-02-2007 06:36 PM

i leave them as is until i am going to use them, then i make centerpull balls. i think i read somewhere that your yarn can get stretched if it is in a ball for too long :shrug: the winding can sometimes be too tight.

TeenKnitter 04-02-2007 07:53 PM

I leave my yarn as I buy it, especially since I LOVE the way yarn looks when it's in a hank. I have these cloth bins in my closet which I keep my yarn in. I also have an unfinished wood treasure chest which I got at A.C. Moore. I keep all my unique and favorite yarn it it.

:cheering:

Braden 04-02-2007 09:32 PM

I store my yarn in those hanging shoe baskets and laundry baskets, and I have closets full of them.

redwitch 04-02-2007 09:44 PM

If you find balls much easier to store, I'd say just make sure it is wound loosely, maybe even too loosely. I wind from the swift, first time is tight, then again at least once from the centre-pull ball. But I like using my ball-winder.

Sarah

Braden 04-02-2007 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by redwitch
But I like using my ball-winder.Sarah

So do I.


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