[FONT=“Comic Sans MS”][COLOR="#300090"]Oy! :doh: if you have been unwrapping from the outside of the skein, then you are indeed very frustrated. I can’t draw any predictions with out seeing the “tangle” you have. You may need to cut the skein from your work to untangle the skein. Then get the center tail and rejoin you work.
With new skeins, there are usually two ends visible. One (the beginning) comes from the center of the end of the skein. The other (the end) will be that which was wound around to form the skein. Sometimes the ending tail is acutally tucked in the opposite end of the skein from where the beginning tail emerges. Other times the beginning tail has been left hidden somewhere inside the skein. You will need to fish it out.
Poke your finger into one end (or each end in turn) and feel for the inside wrap, by which I mean the wrapping pattern of the skein. You may feel the tail crossing the wrapping diagonals; if so pull it out. Otherwise just hook an inner loop and pull a small clump or tangle out from the inside of the skein. This should be small and easy to untangle.
Continue using the yarn from the inside of the skein and it should not tangle until you have too little yarn left to form a proper skein. I find a small container like a bowl or a small bucket holds the dwindling skein rather nicely. While the skein still has the bulk of the yarn it can simply sit beside you and will not roll or move as you pull from the center.
I hope I have described it clearly enough to be of help to you. Good luck.