…are the best, don’t you agree? When I buy yarn it usually comes in skeins such as this one pictured below and a big part of the new project process is turning those skeins of yarn into beautiful yarn cakes ready to be knit…
There is suspense involved as the yarn is released and then turned into a ball, “hidden” colorways are eventually revealed and it’s fun, fun, fun! You can start knitting right away of course, but it is so much more beautiful and tensionwise sensible to use a ball winder and turn the ball into a yarn cake.
It comes up very neat-looking and it stretches the yarn a little bit more, so your gauge is close to perfect, not to mention the option to create beautiful marled cakes for your next trendy project!
What is your favorite way of turning a skein into workable yarn? Do you use a ball winder, too?