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Old 04-02-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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I leave them as hanks until I'm ready to knit with them. You could do either one, though.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:23 PM   #3
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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
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:35 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:36 PM   #5
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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 the winding can sometimes be too tight.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:53 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #7
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I store my yarn in those hanging shoe baskets and laundry baskets, and I have closets full of them.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:44 PM   #8
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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.

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But I like using my ball-winder.Sarah
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