Every time I crochet an afghan that uses many color changes in a single row, the different colors constantly tangle between the balls of yarn and the work itself. I am sure many KPers have solved this problem and would really appreciate any advice. Thanks everyone,Dianne
the first thing that comes to mind is get gallon zip loc bags and wind your yarn into yarn cakes and put them each in their own bag that will help keep them untangled it's not perfect but it will help
People use simple containers such as empty tissue boxes up to laundry bins to control yarns.
For small amounts of yarns, "bobbins" are useful.
Agree with zip lock plastic bags. It works a treat everytime and never ever fails
I just finished a 2-stranded afghan. I clipped together 2 locking stitch markers, and threaded one yarn in each one. That kept the yarns from tangling as I knitted. I had both skeins of yarn in a large basket.
Great ideas! thank you ladies, Dianne
I use bobbins and they help tremendously
I saw a good demonstration years ago. It consisted of a shoe box with the yarn arranged in order to be used. An end of each yarn was threaded through a clothespin.
When you had worked all around the clothespins, you turned the box counter clockwise and started again. It was really neat.
This sounds like genius if you ask me! Necessity is the mother of invention!
Ages ago, I made my hubby and Argyle sweater and used bobbins...lifesavers and a beautiful sweater...don't think I could do it today.
I have two large rectangular dining room tables in my living space. I spread my work there. I line the skeins up above my work. then when that row is thru, i do NOT flip the work or turn it over or tangle the yarn in that movement. I move to the other side of the table, move the skeins straight across the table, and work the next row, then move to the other side of hte table and continue. This means that I am not tossing around yarn and project.
My daughter in law uses a card table, it's moveable and that way she can pick it up and rotate the entire table rather than move and tangle the work and working yarn.
The plus to the dining room table idea is that you also get your knees working and your daily steps in!
yup! and the table holds the weight of the work, meaning that I can continue to work with mohair in May in Mississippi.
I just purchased this yarn organizer bag from Amazon.com. It has been a godsend for me .
The bag has yarn pockets with holes at the top for each skein. I payed $7.99 for mine. It was shipped from Mary Maxim.