Balls of wool

In a recent copy of the magazine it was mentioned that balls of wool can be used on a knitting machine but of course need to be waxed. How does one do that?


You need a wool winder and if you want to wax the yarn
a piece of a candle works well.

Find the ‘tail’ in the centre of the ball and let the yarn pass over the candle as you wind it. Wind each ball individually.

It is not always necessary to wax the yarn.

Balled yarn has a higher twist than coned yarn so you may need to knit with a looser tension.



Sue P
2012-01-30 22:38:55