Hanks (skeins) of yarn have to be wound up before you can knit or crochet with them. Don’t worry if you don’t have a ball winder and swift to hand – it’s easy to wind up yarn using no equipment at all. This video demonstration is a tutorial for my favourite yarn-winding technique. It’s so simple that I’ve actually been using this same technique ever since I was a child! The video covers:
- Why you have to wind up hanks* of yarn
- How do do this with no specialist equipment
- How to use furniture around your home as props, for those with physical mobility requirements
- How to set up for breaks
- Troubleshooting: when yarn goes bad…
*note that when a large loop of yarn is sold twisted up, it’s called a hank. This term is commonly mistaken the word ‘skein’. A skein is yarn that has been wound into an oblong shape, like many commercial sock yarns.
I hope that you’ve found this tutorial helpful. If you wish to leave a comment, click through to watch the video on YouTube.