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Hey fellow crocheters!

 

I have a question about spinning yarn. Latly, I've seen some home wound yarn that looks very neat and put together, but I'm not sure what they use to get it to look like this. Any ideas? I want to buy a yarn winder, but I can't find one that will make it look like this.

 

Thank you!

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That's a "cake" of yarn, and what you get from most ball winders I know of. Royal is one brand, and I have one I like very much. It attaches to a table for use, I would like to someday have one that can either be attached or held by hand, I have seen some of them advertised. You can also 'google' yarn ball winder and find instructions to make a homemade one.

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The pink yarn here is what I see the royal's finsihed product usually ending up as, which looks different to me than the blue yarn picture. Any idea why?

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Somehow the wrap is different.

 

Does how it looks on the shelf really matter? I have the Royal that attaches to tables and it's awesome.

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I like the look of the blue one a lot better, so I'm just trying to find out if anyone knows how to do it. Does it REALLY matter...no, not really...but I would just like to know what the difference is. :)

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well for one the blue is a much wider material. I would guess they probably have a machine special made to get it that neat looking

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I owuld sincerely doubt that the blue is "home wound" - The machines that achieve that degree of uniformity are usually only found in the mills. The Winding equipment for the wide flat ribbon yarns are usually purpose built and you might well be able to stock a yarn shop in yarn for what they cost

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Thanks for your replies! I know this yarn was wound at home, and it is thicker yarn made from tshirt material. Who knows....

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