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Tutorial Tuesday – Winding a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn

by on December 24, 2013

Happy Tuesday and happy Christmas Eve! By now, you’re probably done with making your Christmas presents (or hurriedly finishing up!). But what do do with all those half-full balls of yarn you have when you’re done? Today, I’ll show you how to wind a center-pull ball of yarn without tools!


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Start with a half-used ball of yarn left over from your last project. This is Bernat Softee Chunky left over from one of my Christmas projects.

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Leave a 6″-8″ yarn tail, tucking it under your thumb.

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Wind the yarn around your middle and index fingers in a figure-eight.

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Pinch the yarn between your thumb and index finger. Fold in half, and hold the folded yarn with your thumb, index and middle fingers.

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Wrap the yarn around all three fingers, over the whole length of the folded yarn.

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Take the yarn off of your fingers and put your thumb inside.

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Wrap the yarn diagonally around the ball on your thumb. Don’t wrap the yarn too tightly. Occasionally, remove your thumb from the ball and pull the yarn tail out.

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When you only have a little yarn left, wrap it around the middle of the ball, tuck the end under and pull tight.

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Finished!

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