Winding yarn question


I have this pattern that calls for rolling a skein of Caron Pound yarn into 3 even balls of yarn before knitting an afghan. I’m wondering what is the best way to do that??

I know how to divide a skein in half. I put both ends together and pull until I find the end and cut it. But I have NO IDEA how to divide a skein into thirds.

Any hints/tips???

Do you have a kitchen scale? I put the yarn on my scale and wind until I have the desired amount left on the scale—about 10 2/3 ounces then about 5 1/3 ounces in this case.

I also use my kitchen scale and set it to grams.

Thanks but I don’t have a kitchen scale. Any other ideas/tips???


What is the total length of the skein? Divide by three and then measure one yard.
(Pinch the end id the yarn between finger and thumb, extend arm, draw out the fiber in your other hand to somewhere center of body that is about a yard long) repeat for 1/3 of the skein length.

Thanks OJJ!!!

I honestly never thought of that. Will file your tip in my “stuff to NEVER forget” file!!