I finally (since KnitPicks came out with a cheap one!) invested in a ball winder. I love the thing, and love the little balls/cakes it makes. After years of being afraid of using center pull balls, for fear of tangling, I’m enjoying using them.
However, I’m finding a tendency for the balls to pull themselves out of shape, and begin to unravel on the outside…not the end unwinding, but sort of the outside layer or two pulling up…which ultimately results in tangles.
I there a way to avoid this? Does anybody know what I’m doing wrong? Is it just the way they move around in my project bag?
I’m doing two socks at once right now, and finally had to cut the yarn, rewind the balls, and rejoin–not something I want to do on a regular basis!