Yarn cakes…


…are the best, don’t you agree? When I buy yarn it usually comes in skeins such as this one pictured below and a big part of the new project process is turning those skeins of yarn into beautiful yarn cakes ready to be knit…

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There is suspense involved as the yarn is released and then turned into a ball, “hidden” colorways are eventually revealed and it’s fun, fun, fun! You can start knitting right away of course, but it is so much more beautiful and tensionwise sensible to use a ball winder and turn the ball into a yarn cake.

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It comes up very neat-looking and it stretches the yarn a little bit more, so your gauge is close to perfect, not to mention the option to create beautiful marled cakes for your next trendy project!

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What is your favorite way of turning a skein into workable yarn? Do you use a ball winder, too?

2 thoughts on “Yarn cakes…

  1. Oh, I have heard of nostepinne, it seems a very smart tool… You have now given me food for thought…always nice to hear from you, Pam… 🙂

  2. I usually do use my ball winder and swift, an old heavy cast iron one I have had since the 70’s. but I also have a nostepine, not sure of the spelling, that I also use from time to time and usually can carry it easily in my knitting/yarn bag just in case….

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