Yes, you have my sympathy
. I don't understand why the most expensive yarn isn't sold wound into balls or cakes-- except that it shows off what the dyer did. I did it with the first hank of $$$ yarn I ever had (a gift) and ended up with about 20 balls of it, after getting through all the knots. Here's what to do in the future. I assume perhaps it was the usual design of it coming in a twist? what you do is lay it out on a table, and untwist it. You'll have a giant loop, tied in several places. One of the ties will be the 2 ends of the yarn, tied together. The others will be scrap bits, and you can just cut those and discard them. Un-tie the 2 ends bit, and then keeping track of one end, you can put the loop over the back of a chair (a wooden chair-- if the chair is covered in fabric, the dye in the yarn may rub off onto it as you do this) or step into it and sit down and pull it up around your knees. If you have a friend or family member you can press into service, they can have it around their hands or arms, held apart. And then start winding away. You may very will hit some rough patches, where you have to stop and work it through a tangle. But basically it should work out okay.