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Old 05-24-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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What's the secret to finding the Inside Yarn End?
I know you are supposed to ball it, but sometimes lazy rules the day. I've used quite a few skeins pulling from the inside, with no issues.

But~
Those dern skeins that have the inside end, lost in oblivion make me crazy. Any tips?

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Old 05-24-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Sometimes it's near impossible without pulling out half the skein, isn't it?
I try to see where the outside end is tucked in and then pull from the other end--you know, the reach in a pinch method. Sometimes it works, sometimes I have to wrap half a skein around the outside. :rollseyes:
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Ingrid, at least I know now it's not just me. I bought one of those Lion Brand 'Pound of Love', and no insidey. :( And all I'm doing is making a pair of easy tube socks for one of my boys. I'll be derned if I'm going to try and roll this sucker. lol

Next time, Before I buy, I'll find one that I can find it!
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That's a good idea, actually!
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #5
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There's actually a technical term for the insides: Yarn Barf. I'm an expert at yarn barf. I can knot it like nobody's business. :rollseyes:
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by DotMom61
There's actually a technical term for the insides: Yarn Barf. I'm an expert at yarn barf. I can knot it like nobody's business. :rollseyes:


Sometimes it is kind of 'icky' in there. Yarn Barf o my.
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:18 PM   #7
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Most of the skeins I get I usually check to see if they have an end sticking out. Saves you loads of time. I don't mind the smaller skeins, but the gigantic skeins with over 400 yrds, yikes!
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You *really* need to see DotMom do it -- her technique is amazing!
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I have a related question. I just bought six balls of yarn, and they're wound around a cardboard tube on the inside. Are these center-pull or outside pull? Under the label the loose end is under a rubber band.
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Originally Posted by Julie
You *really* need to see DotMom do it -- her technique is amazing!


Sometimes I spend more time untangling the yarn barf than actually knitting.

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