Monthly Archives: January 2011

Yarn Winding Question, Part Two

I can wind a basic ball of yarn, using my handy-dandy swift and winder,
but I have run into a frequent problem that makes me want to SCREAM.
It’s this:
I remove the label, open the yarn,
and notice that the string holding it together is twisted –
as if the seller had a five foot diameter skein and folded it in half.
So, I try to untwist it,
prepared to expand my umbrella swift to its largest diameter,
but it … won’t. The yarn will not flip over into a single huge skein.
So … I try to wind it and it’s caught on itself every round.
So … I end up winding it by hand, while trying not to scream.
Please, can anyone help?

P.S. I have checked for videos on this.
P.S.S. I have posted this question on the Rav “techniques” board.
P.S.S. This is very annoying.