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rosiegirl15

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so i have this problem with my yarn where it gets tangled all together and i have to go and untangle it quite a bit. does anyone else have that problem and do you have any suggestions? it just gets tiring to have to untangle all that yarn. you all know what i mean....:(

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I think spinner thing is a much more accurate name than yarn swift. That sounds like some kind of crafted bird. So I move the gadgets henceforth officially be Spinner Things :lol

 

Now, we just need to notify all the manufacturers and sellers.

 

By the way, I am so in love with my yarn winder! :manyheart Worth every penny.

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The only real fix is to take the time to untangle it and roll it up into a ball or cake.

I despise it when the yarn gets tangled while I am working. Good thing about it though is you can roll your yarn into a cake (or I call it the inside out yarn ball) without having to frog any of your work.

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When I have a paticular troublesome yarn, I so the same. Roll it into a cake and I use it from the inside. I also have what RoseRed has. It is great when you finish a project and some yarn left from the skein. It saves the untagling and makes it easier to store.:D

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When I have yarn that does that I wind it into a cake. I know that the cakes are center pull but I use them from the outside. Just like a regular center pull skein- they'll eventually collapse in on themselves.

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They're totally worth every penny. Just remember that they are only made of plastic. Occasionally, the yarn can snag (usually coming out of the skein). Don't try to continue winding - the plastic gear can and will break. If it starts to click - fix the yarn. I'm on my 2nd one of the same model - the mistake was mine.

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When I have yarn that does that I wind it into a cake. I know that the cakes are center pull but I use them from the outside. Just like a regular center pull skein- they'll eventually collapse in on themselves.

 

How do you do that?

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I have a electric..some use a thing..nostpen? or something like that to hand wind. There are also crank winders out there too. I LOVE my yarn winder!

 

 

I agree.....The yarn winder was the greatest present I ever recieved. No more tangles.

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A cake is a ball of yarn, wound with a ball-winder, that isn't exactly round (as it would be if you wound by hand with no tool), it's more cylindrical. It pulls from the center. You can make a center-pull ball by hand too, wrap it around a stick, folded up paper towel roll, whatever as a makeshift nostepinne (fancy name for a windy around stick).

 

Here is one tutorial to make a center pull ball by hand, there are oodles out there - this uses a knitting needle

http://blog.lionbrand.com/2012/07/13/keep-yarn-organized-learn-how-to-wind-a-center-pull-ball-by-hand/

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Oh, you're gonna have a ball. You'll be winding everything in sight lololol.

 

Just remember to use a slight tension when you're winding. I usually just lightly hold onto the yarn before it goes thru the metal feed guide. It won't take long for you to find what tension you're happy with.

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I only work with worsted weight red heart type yarn so don't have tangles. I pull it out from the side and use these yarn containers in various sizes and love them. Got them at the craft store with 50% off coupons. I was half tempted to use my 60% off coupon last weekend on the boye yarn winder at Joane's but I don't use yarns that really need to be rewound. If I do need to wind I use this tutorial for a center pull ball and it works great. Mary

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Thanks for the warning Michele - I'll heed your good advice. I spent the morning crocheting and fantasizing about how much fun I'm going to have when it arrives. I just had the ship notification from Joann.com. This sounds like the best toy I'll have found for a long time!

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I've looked at these, but didn't know if they were worth it. You've convinced me. Thanks for the recommendations! Actually, if I had noticed all the rave reviews at Joann, I would probably have gotten one long ago. I just got paid for a couple of baby afghans so I ordered one - with a 50% off coupon. I can't wait for it to arrive!

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thank-you all for your help! i am very slow at times... :lol

 

i'm going to watch that tutorial for sure!! :yay

 

 

BTW i'm going to post some new things in my etsy shop today! i would love it if you would come and check it out!

 

 

Abbie

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then you need a spinner thing for the yarn that comes in hanks.... yeah..spinner thing...:rolleyes

 

 

I have the spinner thing also and love it. My husband loves it too as he used to have that job. :devil

 

It took me a while but I finally :clap remembered that thing is called a yarn swift (reminds me of an umbrella).

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