How to Wind Yarn into a Ball

by Janet Avila 1 Comment

How to Wind Yarn into a Ball

Winding your yarn into a ball can be a pleasing, meditative experience. As the yarn moves through your fingers, think about how you would describe it.

  • How is the new yarn different from the last one you worked with?
  • Is the strand flat or round? Lofty or dense? Slippery or toothsome?
  • Do you think the stitches you knit will stand out or are they softened by a halo?
  • When you tug at the yarn, does it bounce back?

If you haven't wound yarn by hand before, take a look at this video to see how it is done. 





Janet Avila
Janet Avila

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Debbie Myers
Debbie Myers

December 09, 2021

I’m going to give this a try because I struggle winding yarn into a ball. I always end up with a mess that would knot up if I didn’t patiently work through the twisted mess. I’m sure this way will take some practice, but hopefully I will master it and get better at it as I go. Thanks Janet for educating us!

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