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I love the convenience of a center-pull ball of yarn as you're knitting or crocheting, but don't have a handy-dandy ball winder to make that happen. So, I ...
Gather your materials. With this method, all you need is the yarn you want to wind up and some kind of rod or stick. I have a short ...
Tie a slip-knot near one end of the yarn (if you need help with this, I recommend JaimeMarie's instructable here). Then, slide the knot onto the stick and gently ...
Holding the end of the yarn down with one hand (I'm right-handed, so I use my left hand for this), begin winding the yarn on the dowel or ...
Continue winding the yarn onto the dowel rod, over the top of the first coating of yarn you created in the previous step. Eventually you're going to twist ...
Keep winding until all of your yarn is wound onto the dowel rod or knitting needle. I tend to wind in a figure-8 pattern to keep the ball ...
Once all the yarn is wound up, I like to tuck the loose end (not the one you tied to the dowel rod) under one of the other ...
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