Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Finding the Centre

I was given a tip recently for finding the centre end of a ball of wool. Hold the ball so that the label writing is the right way up. The end should be near the bottom of the ball. I don't know how infallible it is, but it's worth a try to avoid disembowelling the ball in an attempt to find the end!

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  1. I'll have to try that! - I thought that only balls of wool which are sold as "pull skein" had been wound this way.

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    1. No, balls can mostly be knitted from the centre, whether they're labelled pull skein or not.

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  2. Interesting !
    But why would you want to find the end ?
    I'm enjoying the fantastic pace of your progress for the cardigan :-) Jack is one lucky guy ;-)

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    1. If you knit from the centre of the ball, the ball is more stable and doesn't roll around.

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  3. Never worked for me! Also, having worked on a yarn shop for years, i can tell you we constantly replaced labels that had come off or were torn or twisted around! So, top becomes bottom and the theory becomes faulty. If it works, I say it is by chance! .: ))

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    1. Ah well, nice idea while it lasted!

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  4. I'll keep that in mind! It seems that I either find the tail right away, or I wind up with a big mess.

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  5. Interesting, I just start from the outside, like the labels after a while.
    Margaret

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  6. Wonderful tip, thanks so much! I cannot begin to imagine just how MANY balls of yarn I've 'disemboweled' over the years. :-) Will try this on my next pair of socks.

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  7. Great tip! Never knew that :). I always knit from the centre too and most of the time I take out a big chunk to find the end! Thanks Jane :).

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  8. Thank you for sharing your great tip. Knitting Bliss...

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