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How to Easily Create a Centre Pull Ball of Yarn

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Hello everyone. :)
When I'm about to start a knitting project, I always make sure that I can pull the yarn out of the centre of the skein. If this is not possible, either because the yarn is in a big jumbled mess, is in hanks, or I just can't find the centre, then I find any end I can and make a centre pull ball of yarn.
I think it's useful to have a centre pull ball because then the ball stays put when you're using it, instead of bouncing around. It also helps prevent tangles.
My mom taught me this easy method that only requires one supply other than the yarn. and I think it's the easiest method that I have seen.
 
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Step 2: Start the Ball

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The first step is to find an end to your yarn. Take the end and put it inside the bottle. Then cap the bottle.

Step 3: Start Wrapping

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Then simply being wrapping the yarn around.
I like to wrap around a couple times, then start wrapping over the bottom.

Step 5: Finishing Wrapping

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When you have wrapped all the yarn and are left with just a short tail, all you need to do is tuck in the end. I usually just find a clump of wraps in the same direction and tuck the tail in under those.
ktana10 months ago
Nice, easy way to do this, thank you!