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mrspeel
Warming Up

50 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2006 :  09:03:04 AM  Show Profile Send mrspeel a Private Message
When in Ireland earlier this year I purchased some yarn to make a sweater for DH. The owner told me the package contained 4 kilos of yarn. I thought he said 40, but . . . . It weighed under 2lbs (US), anyway, I'm in the process of winding it into balls and the ball is getting huge. Is there a better way to wind into a larger/different shape ball? I'm a new knitter ( 1 1/2 yr) and this is the first time doing this.

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arlinem
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
442 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2006 :  2:02:51 PM  Show Profile Send arlinem a Private Message
i generally like to make a center pull ball and wrap around the edges so it stays flat on the surface of a table (or the floor) and doesn't roll around. looks very similar to the cones of mercerized cotton that are available.
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mangokiwi
Chatty Knitter

USA
227 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2006 :  7:08:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit mangokiwi's Homepage Send mangokiwi a Private Message
Related to winding I sometimes have issues winding lace weight yarns. Towards the end of the skein things get tangled easily, so sometimes I get a tangled mess... luckily it's towards the end of the skein, but tangles in lace weight yarns are a pain... is there any way around this. Am I supposed to do something special when winding lace weight yarns?

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arlinem
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
442 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2006 :  08:20:06 AM  Show Profile Send arlinem a Private Message
i believe you could try winding the yarn on a piece of cardboard. russian knitters seem to use cardboard circles wound with their laceweight yarn.
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mrspeel
Warming Up

50 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2006 :  3:02:38 PM  Show Profile Send mrspeel a Private Message
I'm currently winding some lace weight yarn from Knitpicks and so far it's not been too bad. I'm doing a prayer shawl so what did get tangled at the end, I'll use for the fringe. Otherwise, it is a pain too unravel. Too bad one just can't knit from the hank!
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