Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hank, Skein, Cake, Ball

I know some people use hank and skein interchangeably, but the above is what I learned the different terms to mean.

If you buy yarn in a hank, you'll want to wind it up before working with it, otherwise you may end up with a huge tangled mess that will take hours and hours and hours to untangle - ask me how I know!

A swift and ball winder are useful, although not necessary.  If you wind the yarn with a winder, you get a cake; if you use your hands, you'll get a ball.

In place of a swift, you can drape the hank over the back of a chair, your knees, your feet, or talk someone into holding it for you on their hands.

You can wind a center pull ball with a toilet paper tube or paper towel tube cut in half, here is a video.

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for the work you have done on your blog and your YouTube videos. I've been following you since I started knitting and found you on YouTube. I'm a very tense knitter and crocheted but following along with your videos is relaxing. You project calm in your voice and the speed in which you teach something and you repeat the thing you're covering enough for me to 'get it' quickly. Anyway, I hope the crazy weather has been kind to you this summer, and I look forward to more videos. I wish WordPress would allow me to follow your blog in my reader but I haven't been successful adding any but other WordPress blogs. Be well!