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Old 02-20-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Some yarn not centre-pull?!
Why are some yarns not centre-pull...?
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:19 AM   #2
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I think its the nature of the skein/hank winding. If you take a regular skein of yarn and wrap it around the top of a chair you will see what I mean. There is no way to make this a center pull in its wrapped form. You can use a swift or ball winder to change the form and make it a center pull. I thin you can even use a niddy noddy to make one. Someone will correct me if I am mistaken though.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:41 AM   #3
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I've used a yarn bowl and my ball winder to wind annoying regular balls into center pull so they don't bounce around as much.
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Originally Posted by etoilechaude View Post
I've used a yarn bowl and my ball winder to wind annoying regular balls into center pull so they don't bounce around as much.
I usually do the same thing. I can't stand yarn jumping around all over the place when I pull it.
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I second that motion. Red Heart may be cheap yarn, but at least they wind their skeins and show you which side to pull for a center pull ball.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #6
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I don't have a ball winder so if it's not a center pull ball and I've not bought it at the LYS I wind my own. I hate the outside pull yarns so this is the method I use.
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I bought Vanna White yarn at Michael's, bought Red Heart yarn a few months ago. The Red Heart yarn is centre-pull but the VW yarn isn't.

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Originally Posted by etoilechaude View Post
I've used a yarn bowl and my ball winder to wind annoying regular balls into center pull so they don't bounce around as much.
I wind everything. I mean EVERYTHING. The first thing that happens to a ball of yarn at my house is that it gets wound into a center pull ball. Even if it was already a center pull ball, I unwind it and wind it again.
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If this is the kind of yarn you bought it should be center pull. Sometimes the end is hard to find.
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Originally Posted by N0obKnitter View Post
I bought Vanna White yarn at Michael's, bought Red Heart yarn a few months ago. The Red Heart yarn is centre-pull but the VW yarn isn't.

Thanks for the links etc.
I used a Vannas yarn the other week...it will centre pull! I made a little crocheted hippo out of it! *smiles*
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