Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
Simone
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Simone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 104
Thanks: 71
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Simone Send a message via Yahoo to Simone Send a message via Skype™ to Simone
Do you roll your own? lol
I'm not up on all the correct terminology so please forgive me..lol But I have noticed that usually the yarn I get is sometimes knotted up inside. I've been working straight from the yarn as is but do you roll it into a ball before you use it to get rid of any tangles or to make it easier to work with? If so, how do you keep it together or from unravelling? Just curious
~Simone
__________________
~Simone~

OTN: Julie H. Levy GAAA Square And Slouchy Beret
Future Project: GAAA
Finished: Slippers, Purse, Baby Blanket, Wrist Warmers, Hat, Scarf, Tri-colored scarf, Cowl/Hood, Hat.


Simone is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-22-2007, 04:44 AM   #2
Krautie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 88
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
If I buy hanks I wind the yarn in balls. If I buy skeins I do not.

And if there are some knots inside I loose the tangles when they appear.

I do not have a ball winder so I use this nostepinde-technique:

http://www.hatchtown.com/nostdir.html
__________________
Please don't wonder about my English - I'm German and schooltime is long, long ago ;-)
Krautie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 04:51 AM   #3
Simone
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Simone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 104
Thanks: 71
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Simone Send a message via Yahoo to Simone Send a message via Skype™ to Simone
Well I'm using Baby Clouds yarn and it comes in skeins and although it is very soft, it is also very fuzzy. It seems that the two places where you see ends (in the middle and on the outside) weren't there. I found them both on the inside so I keep finding tangles...I'm wondering if I should re-roll it just to be safe...
__________________
~Simone~

OTN: Julie H. Levy GAAA Square And Slouchy Beret
Future Project: GAAA
Finished: Slippers, Purse, Baby Blanket, Wrist Warmers, Hat, Scarf, Tri-colored scarf, Cowl/Hood, Hat.


Simone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 07:10 AM   #4
temergency
Ribbing the Cuff
 
temergency's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: williamstown, new york
Posts: 37
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
"rolling"
I've found that if I have yarn like that, I do "re-ball" it. I use the technique in this forum by using my thumb, or a nostepinne. I find that if I deal with the knots before I knit the project it goes much easier!

Good Luck!

Theresa
__________________
It's all good!
temergency is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 10:23 AM   #5
sara_jayne
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,000
Thanks: 79
Thanked 117 Times in 110 Posts
There are certian yarns that have "yarn vomit" that come out of the middle and I usually do rewind those into center pull balls to prevent future headaches!
sara_jayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 10:39 AM   #6
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
If the yarn's in a skein I don't bother rewinding it. Yeah sometimes the center comes out a little too much and maybe tangled, but I just pull out the tangles as I go along. If too much comes out to stuff back in, I'll make a butterfly with the extra yardage.

sue
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 01:11 PM   #7
RiverDaughter
1st Leg of the Journey
 
RiverDaughter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Wyoming
Posts: 244
Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
For cones, skeins, and hanks I wind balls. Especially if it's a large amount of yarn. Ball rolled yarn, from my experience, won't risk tangling until the last foot or so, and by then I either need to join a new ball anyway, or bind off, so it's never been a headache.
__________________
Current Projects:
Opera Gloves not on the needles yet
Hush-Hush in progress and loving every second of it.

GENERATION 5: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig and increment the generation by 1. Consider it a social experiment.
RiverDaughter is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RiverDaughter For This Useful Post:
Simone (05-22-2007)
Old 05-22-2007, 02:28 PM   #8
Orangeus
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Orangeus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: California
Posts: 115
Thanks: 6
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
I mostly use the 'cheapo' stuff fronm Joanns, that come in the big skeins, which drive me insane because they are so floppy, so I always roll them into balls. Never had a problem with knots, thankfully.

I just tried the trick of using a paper towel tube to roll a centre-pull ball, which is really cool, but the ball gets really huge with WW yarn, huger than I prefer.


If the skein is driving you crazy, then it can't get any worse by rolling it into a ball. And while it's a bit fiddly at first, once you get some girth on the ball, it becomes really easy. And if still isn't 'staying together', why not wrap it around something? Like a little toy ball, or cardboard tube. That way it has a sturdy 'base' so to speak.
Orangeus is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Orangeus For This Useful Post:
Jill A. (05-22-2007), Simone (05-22-2007)
Old 05-22-2007, 06:02 PM   #9
zip
 
Posts: n/a
Originally Posted by Krautie View Post
If I buy hanks I wind the yarn in balls. If I buy skeins I do not.

And if there are some knots inside I loose the tangles when they appear.

I do not have a ball winder so I use this nostepinde-technique:

http://www.hatchtown.com/nostdir.html
A what? I could've used one of those last weekend. How do you make it go? Is it magic?

I'm serious. I really want to know.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #10
Krautie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 88
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
@zip
Yes, it's called nostepinde or nostepinne - it's a scandinavian word and please do not ask me how to pronounce it

I can't explain how to work with this thing. But I've learned it with the link I've posted and if I managed this you will too! I have no original nostepinde, I use a cheap paper towel tube

And it's not magic
__________________
Please don't wonder about my English - I'm German and schooltime is long, long ago ;-)
Krautie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
roll neck abejjmoot How-to Questions 10 01-01-2011 03:16 PM
I'm on a roll vaudiss What'cha Knittin'? 8 03-13-2010 11:57 PM
Some FO: I'm on a roll grandmaknit What'cha Knittin'? 8 08-03-2009 07:02 PM
I was on a roll....AND THEN!! Please help with increase Q? fiberaddict How-to Questions 6 03-30-2006 11:52 AM
Roll Brim Hat lisak Pattern Central 3 05-26-2005 09:10 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.