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Feb 24, 2012 13:46:32   #
KarlaHW
 
I have very thin yarn and want to double it, I also have a large wool winder with two movable arms, but I don't know how to use it with both arms.
I know how to wind with one arm and can just put both strands through it. No instructions, but I assume the second movable arm has some purpose.
 
Feb 24, 2012 15:18:02   #
Deb-Babbles
 
I would look the type of yarn winder up on the internet that you have. Perhaps there are instructions there. I would think however it would not be a problem to have both yarns going through one are. As long as it can wind. Good luck.
Feb 24, 2012 20:11:43   #
ScotKnits
 
KarlaHW wrote:
I have very thin yarn and want to double it, I also have a large wool winder with two movable arms, but I don't know how to use it with both arms.
I know how to wind with one arm and can just put both strands through it. No instructions, but I assume the second movable arm has some purpose.


What brand of knitting machine do you have?
Feb 24, 2012 20:20:00   #
KarlaHW
 
I will use the yarn on a Brother 940. The yarn winder I believe is a brother or Knitking too, but the label is off.

ScotKnits wrote:
KarlaHW wrote:
I have very thin yarn and want to double it, I also have a large wool winder with two movable arms, but I don't know how to use it with both arms.
I know how to wind with one arm and can just put both strands through it. No instructions, but I assume the second movable arm has some purpose.


What brand of knitting machine do you have?
Feb 24, 2012 20:39:21   #
ScotKnits
 
I have a 930, 940 & 270 bulky. You don't need to wind your yarn double thickness. Wind two balls of yarn single strand then you can feed one strand through the right tension rod & one strand through the left tension rod, then hold both strands together when you place them in the yarn feeder. This way they will feed together & there's less chance of tangling. Check your tension dials so they're on the same position. I have a winder similar to yours with the two arms & still can't get it to work properly!.....Liz

[quote=KarlaHW]I will use the yarn on a Brother 940. The yarn winder I believe is a brother or Knitking too, but the label is off.

KarlaHW wrote:
I have very thin yarn and want to double it, I also have a large wool winder with two movable arms, but I don't know how to use it with both arms.
I know how to wind with one arm and can just put both strands through it. No instructions, but I assume the second movable arm has some purpose.


What brand of knitting machine do you have?
Feb 25, 2012 07:45:12   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
Is it possible that the wool winder that you have is a yarn twister? These have a arm that is used for normal wool winding and another that you attach to change it to a twister.
 
Feb 25, 2012 07:49:46   #
Zach
 
Are you using cones or skeins?
Zach
Feb 25, 2012 09:45:29   #
KarlaHW
 
Hope the pictures help. I feed the yarn from the left, then through one arm to the cone, this works, in using two strands they don't twist. When I tried to feed each strand through a different arm they wound up separately on cone.
Don't know if this is a yarn twister, could very well be. Somewhere I had found a similar picture and it was a Brother/Knitking model.

susieknitter wrote:
Is it possible that the wool winder that you have is a yarn twister? These have a arm that is used for normal wool winding and another that you attach to change it to a twister.




Feb 25, 2012 10:10:30   #
Zach
 
I use the same one.Place a yarn holder into the center of the winder.
You take yarn through tension guard then through 1 yarn guide then the 2nd guide then to the slit on the yarn holder.
I have several yarn holders.
these come off so you can knit from them and the yarn unwraps smothly
Feb 25, 2012 10:18:08   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
Yours is not the same as the Brother Twister that I have, therefore I don't think that it is a twister but I could be wrong. I'm afraid that I too am mystified by the fact that it has two arms. I think that some research is in order.
Feb 25, 2012 10:34:47   #
Zach
 
Yes it is the same.Why would I say it is otherwise.
This winder is not for 2 yarns
You do not have 2 tension guards for the yarn to come through.
sorry I cold not be of help.
 
Feb 25, 2012 11:15:12   #
Ingried
 
You can put one, two three and even more strands through ONE Loop on the Ball Winder. I just checked the Manual, only
one Loop is being used. The other is for balance.

You can also machine knit directly from two balls by threading the yarn through ONE Loop on the Tension Mast.
Feb 25, 2012 11:25:56   #
Zach
 
Ingried wrote:
You can put one, two three and even more strands through ONE Loop on the Ball Winder. I just checked the Manual, only
one Loop is being used. The other is for balance.

You can also machine knit directly from two balls by threading the yarn through ONE Loop on the Tension Mast.


I have the same winder but a different manual
so that explaines it.
Feb 25, 2012 12:10:09   #
KarlaHW
 
Thanks for all the help.
I put both strands together through the loop to wind. I have not tried to knit directly from two cones in knitting machine tension unit.
I also tried to go through the first loop then second on winder, it works, makes a much tighter winding than going through one loop only.
Don't know how many pages the manual is, but if it is short would it be possible for either one of you, Zach or Ingried, to copy it for me?
Feb 25, 2012 13:27:43   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
Zach wrote:
Yes it is the same.Why would I say it is otherwise.
This winder is not for 2 yarns
You do not have 2 tension guards for the yarn to come through.
sorry I cold not be of help.


Zach, when I stated that yours is not the same as mine I was actually talking to Karla. It's just that your post was put up quicker than mine.
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