I’ve hand wound centre-pull balls for years now. Well, just 4 years really. Nevertheless, a recovering-perfectionist is never happy with just learning one method in case there is a better one out there. I am now ready to share with you the top 3 ways I’ve found to wind a tip-top ball of yarn.
#3: This method by Ariadne requires that you have a strong thumb and good surrounding muscle support. But it does the job well.
#2: Knitting Help videos are amazing. They turned my knitting around and was the first place that taught me how to wind a centre-pull ball. This video is a slight variation of the method above and I found it easier to learn from. These are my small centre-pull balls using this method.
#1: Recently I’ve learnt a new way to wind a centre-pull ball of yarn by hand. This tutorial by Slamskatkitten (via Knitted Bliss) uses a simple winding tool – a toilet roll! This method is by far my new favourite and my number one choice. Saves my thumb and the earth too! Yay!
I was especially impressed that this method can be used even with very small amount of yarn.
So is my search for the best way to wind a centre-pull ball over? Nope.
Do you have another method to share with me?