You get home from that amazing trip to your local yarn store (you know…the one you try to stay away from so you don’t spend all your grocery money on deluxe yarn) and you pull out that incredible, soft, gourmet alpaca yarn.
Then it hits you.
You forgot to ask the shop owner to wind it into a ball for you….and you’re holding a hank. Darn!
Those hanks looks so pretty hanging on a wall all together, but I’m not entirely convinced they weren’t created by someone mean and evil! There’s nothing more frustrating than having to stop and wind your hank into a ball of yarn by hand before being able to start your project. Add the drama of working through the tangled mess that they inevitably become during the process, and well….let’s just say the result isn’t pretty and occasionally involves minor swear words.
I can’t remove the frustration of having to wind that hank by hand….but I can lend a quick tip for doing it with ZERO tangles! Which, in my world, makes a huge difference! After all, I’m ashamed to admit it, but before I knew this tip, I made such a mess of a couple hanks that I gave up on them entirely. They’re still sitting on my shelf waiting for the salvage crew to arrive.
So what’s the secret to winding a hank into a ball with zero tangles!?
It’s sitting in the dining room just waiting to come to your rescue.
Simply un-twist your hank into the circular shape it comes in, and then throw it over the back of a dining room chair. The chair will keep your yarn coming out of the hank form in the same way it went in. So you’ll be able to avoid any tangles as you wind it into a ball! Easy peasy.
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