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Feb 11, 2018 02:15:02   #
JanetofNQ
 
Many Aussies, including me, use the yarn from the outside of a skein (especially our fabulous 200 gram balls), generally leaving the skein to sit quietly beside us as we unravel it or perhaps plonking it into a gorgeous yarn bowl where it can roll happily or skewering it on a yarn spike to amuse us as it spins or placing it into a roomy knitting bag and almost covering it or even dropping it into a large sealable plastic bag or jar with holes allowing the yarn to extrude and still keeping it clean.
I have read many posts about people diving for an inner end then tugging the yarn from the middle of a skein; does this mean they then have to contest with a collapsed shell? Strange creatures, these humans, lol.
 
Feb 11, 2018 02:17:19   #
Altice (a regular here)
 
I roll all of my yarn into balls. Its easier to do if I can pull from the inside.
Feb 11, 2018 03:00:05   #
chooksnpinkroses (a regular here)
 
JanetofNQ wrote:
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I have read many posts about people diving for an inner end then tugging the yarn from the middle of a skein; does this mean they then have to contest with a collapsed shell? Strange creatures, these humans, lol.

That's exactly why I use the yarn from the outside. Had too many messes to untangle when the middle is gone and the remains collapse into a big muddle.....
Feb 11, 2018 04:03:36   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
chooksnpinkroses wrote:
That's exactly why I use the yarn from the outside. Had too many messes to untangle when the middle is gone and the remains collapse into a big muddle.....


Yup - I'm right there with you and JanetofNQ!

Perhaps it's an antipodean thing!
Feb 11, 2018 04:09:20   #
targa416 (a regular here)
 
Since I was a child, I’ve always used yarn from the middle of the skein. I have no problems with it. I don’t need a yarn bowl but I do usually put my yarn into a bag of some kind to keep it clean during my project. The yarn usually feeds smoothly until the end.
Feb 11, 2018 04:09:44   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
I am an Aussie outside girl.
 
Feb 11, 2018 05:09:23   #
Aunty M (a regular here)
 
JanetofNQ wrote:
Many Aussies, including me, use the yarn from the outside of a skein (especially our fabulous 200 gram balls), generally leaving the skein to sit quietly beside us as we unravel it or perhaps plonking it into a gorgeous yarn bowl where it can roll happily or skewering it on a yarn spike to amuse us as it spins or placing it into a roomy knitting bag and almost covering it or even dropping it into a large sealable plastic bag or jar with holes allowing the yarn to extrude and still keeping it clean.
I have read many posts about people diving for an inner end then tugging the yarn from the middle of a skein; does this mean they then have to contest with a collapsed shell? Strange creatures, these humans, lol.
Many Aussies, including me, use the yarn from the ... (show quote)


I'm part of the "outsiders" club, lol.

My opinion is that, as long as you use each ball on a project from the same start point (outside/inside), that's the most important thing.
Feb 11, 2018 05:16:55   #
Aggie May
 
JanetofNQ wrote:
Many Aussies, including me, use the yarn from the outside of a skein (especially our fabulous 200 gram balls), generally leaving the skein to sit quietly beside us as we unravel it or perhaps plonking it into a gorgeous yarn bowl where it can roll happily or skewering it on a yarn spike to amuse us as it spins or placing it into a roomy knitting bag and almost covering it or even dropping it into a large sealable plastic bag or jar with holes allowing the yarn to extrude and still keeping it clean.
I have read many posts about people diving for an inner end then tugging the yarn from the middle of a skein; does this mean they then have to contest with a collapsed shell? Strange creatures, these humans, lol.
Many Aussies, including me, use the yarn from the ... (show quote)


I'm an inside every time sort of person.
There is nothing more annoying, to me, than having a ball of yarn bobbling about either on the floor or even in a bowl......especially a 200g ball.....
I have always knitted from the centre and have never had a problem with the ball collapsing and causing a problem.
Mind you, if I finish a piece of knitting or crocheting I will then wind what's left into a centre pull ball.
I guess though it is just what floats your boat.....
Have fun.
Colleen
Feb 11, 2018 05:21:06   #
Caxton (a regular here)
 
I am from the U.K. I had always worked my yarn from the outside but a couple of years ago my husband bought me a swift and winder because I had started buying skeins of handmade yarn. I now rewind all of my balls into cakes too. It only takes a few minutes and I can check for any knots as it is winding. I end up with a neat cake of yarn which stands wherever I put it, which is usually next to me. The beauty of winding into cakes is that you can work with them from the inside or the outside so easily. I am 62 years old and wish that I had done it years ago.
Feb 11, 2018 05:35:27   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
I'm Aussie insider!
As someone said hate the ball rolling round all over the floor. As to using a bowl- I just can't imagine every time I was moving the knitting needing to pick up a bowl as well. And I would need dozens.
Also more likely to run smoothly than from the outside (not always of course).
I put them into a panty hose sock (anklet, short or even knee high depending on the size of the ball). This helps hold it and less likely to collapse on itself.
Sometimes it just won't work from the middle and I end up going from the outside. Sometimes I hand wind and haven't managed to work out to get them centre pull so those roll around on my floor.
Feb 11, 2018 05:43:53   #
Aggie May
 
darowil wrote:
I'm Aussie insider!
As someone said hate the ball rolling round all over the floor. As to using a bowl- I just can't imagine every time I was moving the knitting needing to pick up a bowl as well. And I would need dozens.
Also more likely to run smoothly than from the outside (not always of course).
I put them into a panty hose sock (anklet, short or even knee high depending on the size of the ball). This helps hold it and less likely to collapse on itself.
Sometimes it just won't work from the middle and I end up going from the outside. Sometimes I hand wind and haven't managed to work out to get them centre pull so those roll around on my floor.
I'm Aussie insider! br As someone said hate the ba... (show quote)


This is how I roll a centre pull ball by hand....she holds it a little differently to me but gets the same result.
https://youtu.be/z2HxJBXVoww
Have fun.
Colleen
 
Feb 11, 2018 05:44:55   #
knityknot (a regular here)
 
JanetofNQ wrote:
Many Aussies, including me, use the yarn from the outside of a skein (especially our fabulous 200 gram balls), generally leaving the skein to sit quietly beside us as we unravel it or perhaps plonking it into a gorgeous yarn bowl where it can roll happily or skewering it on a yarn spike to amuse us as it spins or placing it into a roomy knitting bag and almost covering it or even dropping it into a large sealable plastic bag or jar with holes allowing the yarn to extrude and still keeping it clean.
I have read many posts about people diving for an inner end then tugging the yarn from the middle of a skein; does this mean they then have to contest with a collapsed shell? Strange creatures, these humans, lol.
Many Aussies, including me, use the yarn from the ... (show quote)


I agree with you it the best why to use yarn, I'm in the UK, why mess about wasting your time rewinding balls of wool into another ball of wool.
And also why take the end from the middle and then have it collapse when you get part way to the end of your yarn.
Just use it from outside in no mess and no phafting about plus you have more time for knitting.
Feb 11, 2018 05:50:11   #
nanna caz (a regular here)
 
no1girl wrote:
I am an Aussie outside girl.


Me too!
Feb 11, 2018 06:03:33   #
margsw
 
I am in the UK and always use a ball from the outside. Everyone I know does too. No problem.
Feb 11, 2018 06:04:23   #
knit-knit (a regular here)
 
Aggie May wrote:
This is how I roll a centre pull ball by hand....she holds it a little differently to me but gets the same result.
https://youtu.be/z2HxJBXVoww
Have fun.
Colleen


Interesting. Thanks for sharing. Had never seen that done before.
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