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Old 01-06-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Is there an easy way to wind a hank into a ball?
I don't have a ball winder. I plan on investing in one, but for now, is there an easy way to wind the hank into a ball?
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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Open up the hank and put it on a chair back or arm of a chair or sofa. Untie the strands that are holding it in a loop and find an end, then start winding. Go slowly, making sure you don't just pull on the yarn, you kind of have to unloop it as you go.
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I wind my own center pull balls all the time. I use the method Amy shows here in the videos.

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Funny, I just looked this up yesterday. I found this picture tutorial. It's easy, and it works!
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I use an empty toilet paper roll. I find that winding yarn on my thumb or fingers works fine for short lengths of yarn. But if I'm winding a whole hank, it starts to get heavy. Plus, when I wind yarn on the toilet paper roll, the center hole is bigger and my yarn doesn't ever get tangled. I actually keep several empty rolls with my stash!

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I have rarely used a hank, but when I did I tried putting the hank over a revolving computer chair and turned the chair around and round as I made my ball. Worked. LOL
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