How to make a center-pull ball (without a yarn winder)

I put together a picture tutorial on my blog on how to make a center-pull ball using paper towel tube. Just thought I would post it in it’s own thread to make it more visible for those that want to learn and don’t want to spend money on a yarn winder. It’s a great alternative if you only have a few skeins/hanks to wind or don’t need to wind yarn all the time. Hope someone finds it helpful.

That is wonderful! Thank you so much :muah:

Slick! Thanks for the clear presentation.

Thanks for this! The pictures make it very clear–really helpful!

Thanks. Now I get it!:figureditout:

i always cut a little slit into the tube and pull the yarn into the slit so that it won’t move while i’m winding.

Wow! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this technique. I like the fact that I can recycle the paper towel tube.

Now, only to choose which skein from my stash to work with…:slight_smile:

Gawsh…thanks guys :aww:

I’m just glad I could help.

That’s really great of you to do. I’m going to have to check out your tutorial and that technique. I did it for the first time a couple of months ago on my fingers, and have to say I was almost as proud of my first center pull ball as I was of my first scarf!


What a great tutorial! Thanks so much!!!

Thanks for putting this on! :slight_smile: