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SueBe 10-27-2007 08:35 PM

Why roll Yarn ball?
My Mom wants to make something and she started by rolling all her yarn into balls. Why is this done? is it really needed or just a waste of time?

i need to know.

zkimom 10-27-2007 10:12 PM

Depends on how the yarn is wound when you buy it. If it is a hank of yarn, then yes, you have to wind your yarn into more manageable balls. A hank is just yarn wound into a loop and if you tried to knit with it the way it comes from the store, it would turn into a mess of tangles.

If it is a skein or a center pull ball, then you don't have to wind a ball. They are set up so that you can just find the end of the yarn and start knitting with it straight from the yarn as it comes from the store.

MAmaDawn 10-27-2007 10:32 PM

I wind all my yarn becasue I have had several times I have been in the middle of a row and have then seen that the yarn is tied together. So I always ball mine now. I sometimes do a center pull one and sometimes just a regular one.

Miss Moosey 10-28-2007 11:49 AM

I might be really weird, but I actually enjoy winding all of my yarn into balls! I get to appreciate my purchase a second time as I wind it up. It's part of the excitement of buying new yarn for me!

Also, like MAma Dawn, I have had enough problems with skeins either knotted together or actually coming out really tangled to justify my yarn-balling habit.


SueBe 10-28-2007 06:55 PM

Thanks for your input. I didn't realize - My mom is recooping from surgery and wanted something to work on. She started this and it will be interesting to watch. Maybe i will learn a little something.

Thanks again.

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