Balls of wool

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Balls of wool

Post: #285698 daffodiltulip
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:41 pm

Why is it easier with some balls than with others to find the inside end of the yarn?

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Post: #285699 ina
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:14 pm

Good question! :dontknow:
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Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:59 am

Another of life's great mysteries.
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Post: #285706 doofaloofa
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:33 am

I'm not sure I'm comfortable discussing my balls on a public forum

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Re: Balls of wool

Post: #285713 ina
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:54 pm

Trust doofa... :mrgreen:
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Re: Balls of wool

Post: #285714 daffodiltulip
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:55 pm

What is the best way to get it out without bringing the equivalent of a small ball of wool with it?

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Re: Balls of wool

Post: #285728 ina
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:32 am

I've not found a sure way of doing it. At the moment, I'm using it from the outside (Jamieson's Aran wool) - the balls are not quite your standard ones and I couldn't find a way in at all...
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Post: #285731 Odsox
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:56 am

Maybe invest in a wool winder, pull it all out and rewind it to your own specification ?
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Re: Balls of wool

Post: #285735 Green Aura
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:51 am

I just rewind it starting a the ball end and shove it back in. No problem.
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Re: Balls of wool

Post: #286085 The Mad Old Crone
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:11 pm

I read somewhere recently that it's all to do with whether the yarn is natural or man-made. Natural yarn is always centre pull but acrylic is meant to be used from the outside in. I can't remember where I read it and I'm not sure how true it is, but I've just been and looked at my embarrassingly large yarn collection (mostly donated by people who were going to throw it away :angryfire: ) and sure enough, all the natural ones pulled out of the centre correctly and all the acrylic ones pulled out a good portion of the ball. The majority of my stash is very old though (I've got some from the 1920s and 30s), so maybe cheaper production methods make them all hard to use as centre pull.

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Re: Balls of wool

Post: #286090 ina
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:13 pm

Interesting.

Now, I usually use 100% wool - but for socks I use "proper" sock yarn, i.e. 75% wool, 25% acrylic. I am currently knitting with two different balls of that type; one of them pulled out fine, the other one didn't. Now - would a wool mix come out sometimes this way, sometimes not? :scratch:

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