Winding a single ball into two balls... how?

I have a ball of Berroco Plush that I need to wind into two separate balls so that I can use it double stranded.

I was supposed to do thsi for the first project I used the Plush for, but I wasn’t sure how to do that, so I just used it single stranded. :blush:

I mean, I know how to wind some yarn into a ball, I guess… but how the heck am I going to know whether I’ve wound half of the darn yarn or not?

Just eyeball it?

I haven’t done it, but I’ve read that people just use the strand from the inside and the strand from the outside at the same time as they knit. Or you could take the inside and outside strand and hold them together and roll them that way.

I just eyeball it when I have to do this. I have it all wound into one ball, then start from the outside end and start a new ball until the two look about the same. I don’t know if there’s a more technical way to do this!!

:thinking: You could weigh it too, if you had a scale that weighed ounces.

I’ve done that–it works just fine! :thumbsup:

Wind it into a center pull ball and use the outside and inside ends. As you knit you’ll be essentially unwinding the ball from the outside and inside at the same time.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php
http://trekcelt.blogspot.com/2005/10/ball-winding.html
http://goddess1.typepad.com/i_hide_yarn/2005/06/how_to_wind_a_c.html

The only thing I don’t like about taking an end from inside and outside, is the two get twisted way more than i can tollerate. the outside strand caused the ball to roll all over, regardless if I have it confined, it still tosses about. I expreienced this this weekend with some silk Tilli Thomas yarn that has a thread with sequins in it for a little purse I’m doing. It has gotten hopelessly tangled the sequins make it hard to get out tangles… Sigh. I hope I have enought to make the strap. I love the yarn, but it’s making me crazy :doh:
I’d rather pull from the center of two balls than from the same one. But, sometimes if you’re using a small amount or the yarn is pricey, it doesn’t make sense to use two balls.

my 2cents :thumbsup: