:?? Do you have to wind yarn that comes in a hank into a ball or skein before using it? From the look of a hank, they look like they could very easily become a tangled mess.
YES!! You must wind a hank into a ball or you will have a very pretty knot to curse at.
it does help. if you’re going to be using it fairly soon, you could just wind it snugly around an empty paper towel tube. just make sure you secure one end just inside the tube to keep it from getting lost.