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Dec 28, 2015 08:59:39   #
ChocPieMom
 
If you knit the first ball from the center and the next ball from the outside it could make a difference. Yarn has a nap (remember corduroy?). With very fuzzy yarn you can actually see it or feel it, even in baby yarn. This is why it is important to knit the yarn from the way it was put into a ball or skein by the manufacturer—from the inside for skeins, from the outside for balls.
 
Dec 28, 2015 09:04:28   #
Dsynr (a regular here)
 
thanks for the tip....
Dec 28, 2015 09:08:41   #
cafeknitter
 
ChocPieMom wrote:
If you knit the first ball from the center and the next ball from the outside it could make a difference. Yarn has a nap (remember corduroy?). With very fuzzy yarn you can actually see it or feel it, even in baby yarn. This is why it is important to knit the yarn from the way it was put into a ball or skein by the manufacturer—from the inside for skeins, from the outside for balls.


I learned something new today! Good to know- thanks bunches!
Dec 28, 2015 09:10:46   #
Shrilly
 
I always knit from the inside of a ball as it doesn't run around the room so much
Dec 28, 2015 09:18:34   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
Good to know
Dec 28, 2015 09:18:50   #
LadyBug 2014
 
I've done it many times and I don't see a difference.
 
Dec 28, 2015 09:25:25   #
knots and loops
 
I usually pull yarn from the center of the skein. When I knit my first pair of socks with striping yarn I tried to match the stripes. I started the second sock at least three times before I realized I had to knit from the outside of one skein and the center of the other skein to get the stripes to match.
Dec 28, 2015 09:38:38   #
galaxycraft
 
ChocPieMom wrote:
If you knit the first ball from the center and the next ball from the outside it could make a difference. Yarn has a nap (remember corduroy?). With very fuzzy yarn you can actually see it or feel it, even in baby yarn. This is why it is important to knit the yarn from the way it was put into a ball or skein by the manufacturer—from the inside for skeins, from the outside for balls.

:thumbup: Many cases, this is true.
Dec 28, 2015 09:40:10   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
Knots and loops.... Thank you! Didn't know that!
Dec 28, 2015 09:54:33   #
knots and loops
 
You're welcome!
Dec 28, 2015 09:58:52   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
 
ChocPieMom wrote:
If you knit the first ball from the center and the next ball from the outside it could make a difference. Yarn has a nap (remember corduroy?). With very fuzzy yarn you can actually see it or feel it, even in baby yarn. This is why it is important to knit the yarn from the way it was put into a ball or skein by the manufacturer—from the inside for skeins, from the outside for balls.


I agree. This was explained to me as a new knitter, but when I learned to spin it became much clearer to me.👍👍
 
Dec 28, 2015 10:05:06   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
LadyBug 2014 wrote:
I've done it many times and I don't see a difference.


Generally you won't see a difference if the yarn is acrylic but will see a difference if it is a natural fiber yarn. Acrylic yarns are not actually "dyed", as color is added to the chemicals used to process acrylic yarn before it is made into yarn. Natural fibers are actually dyed, the processed fleece may be dyed or the yarn itself may be dyed after spinning. Sometimes I spin with natural roving and dye the yarn when I'm done. Other times I will use dyed roving.
Dec 28, 2015 10:45:32   #
cindye6556
 
AmyKnits wrote:
I agree. This was explained to me as a new knitter, but when I learned to spin it became much clearer to me.👍👍


This would be great info to post on your blog.
Dec 28, 2015 11:35:11   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
I agree, that's very true.

But I've also seen yarn that 2 balls of same color/dye lot were 'wound' in opposite directions. It has happened with striping sock yarns, when knit from the outside on both skeins, the strips went in opposite directions!
Dec 28, 2015 15:07:32   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
Shrilly wrote:
I always knit from the inside of a ball as it doesn't run around the room so much


So do I.
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