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Happy Sunday everyone!  I have a question about working with cones of yarn.  How do you stabilize it so you can work freely, so you don't have to stop and unwrap it all the time?  Or have the cone flopping all around?  I know I could ball it...  but I really hate doing that. Is there some thing I can set it on?  I have found that if I put the ball on the floor, the yarn pulls off the cone easier. But it still flops around. 

 

Any ideas?  Am I missing something easy and obvious? 

Thanks gals!

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I have put the cone in a gallon size tub that ice cream comes in.   the cone can roll around in there.  i still have to tug on the yarn at times but generally it works pretty well.  A large bowl would work too.  

 

Something like a Yarn Pet would be great to have https://www.nancysknitknacks.com/Yarn_Pet.htm

down at the bottom of the page they show the cone kit to adapt it for cones.  I know people have made versions of this as well.  

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How about a paper towel holder that sits on the counter? it may have to have a bit of weight to the base but might work.

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This is what I have for the cone, It is at Herrschner's.  Hardwood Cone Holder

 

I love it, it works great with the cones of PNC and SNC that I use.  A paper towl holder can work, but it is not as steady.

 

I also use a plastic case with holes in the top to put the yarn thru.  They may roll around, but they don't tangle, usually.

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I put it in the same bowl that perfectly fits a bag of microwave popcorn.  I have multi-purpose dishes LOL

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