Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nicole's Hats

That nip in the air inspired Nicole to get out her old circle loom and begin making hats.

And here's how to take a raggedy old skein of yarn...

and roll it into a beautiful, tangle-free ball of yarn.

First rule:   Always pull the yarn from the center of the skein or ball.  Don't use the end that's wrapped around the outside.  This one little tip can save hours of tangles and knots, and prevent your yarn from rolling all around the house...

When you've found the end that comes from the center of the skein,

leave about a 4" tail and wrap the yarn loosely around two fingers.

Remove from your fingers and turn sideways, 
inserting your thumb in the hole to keep the beginning tail in place.

Loosely wrap yarn around middle of the yarn ring, eventually fanning out, 
twisting the ball so the layers of yarn overlap as you turn.    
*Always keep your thumb in the center of the ball as you wind.  

 *Always wrap through the center of the ball, 
continuing to turn the ball around as you add layers.  

 *Always keep the beginning tail free as you wrap.

When you get to the end, tuck the tail into the bottom of the ball.
 Ready to use.
A thing of beauty!

~the Momma

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! I hate struggling with my yarn when I'm crocheting, thank you for this great tip!


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