What do you do with your leftover scraps of yarn? Do you wind them into little round balls? This method has some serious drawbacks…
If you are tired of your balls of yarn rolling all over the floor, attracting unwanted “help” from your cats, picking up fuzz, and tangling in your yarn basket, all you have to do is learn how to create a center-pull ball, or bobbin.
These little figure-eight bundles are really fast to wind.
You can also pull your working yarn straight from the center – keeping your yarn neatly tucked in your purse and not adventuring all over the house.
Bobbins are also used in Intarsia knitting to keep small amounts of different-colored yarn tidy and separate while you knit your color chart.
Another time you will likely use this technique is when you’ve unraveled part of your project and find yourself with 20 yards of unraveled yarn. Now you’ll know how to keep it safe!
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