Hmmm, I'm trying this, and I'm getting a long hank, not a ball. I can't picture a way of doing this around your hand, so you'll get a ball that won't fall apart on you, simply because one's hand is so wide. ?? Do you have a picture of what the finished ball is supposed to look like?
I just uploaded a video last night on how to wind a center-pull ball. This is how Elizabeth Zimmerman did it, and it works well. It's on the Basic Techniques/ More page. I don't know if it's what you're looking for, but I'll mention it, since it sounds like it....?
Hope that helps!
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