Hi. I have just learned to knit and have a question about starting. This site has been helpful already, so I thought I’d ask here. Is it always necessary to wind yarn into a ball before beginning? I am making a scarf (naturally, since it’s my first project) and have just finished my first skein of yarn. I wound the last skein into a ball, but as I was doing so I wondered whether I really had to. The yarn unwound so cleanly I am doubtful that it would have tangled if I had not made it into a ball. The yarn I am using is Patons Classic Wool. Before I go to all the trouble of winding the next ball of yarn, could somebody tell me if it’s necessary?
Thank you so much!