I’ve taught a couple of people to knit over the years, and one thing a lot of people don’t know is where to start a skein of yarn. Remembering to start a skein (a.k.a. the giant machine-wound wads yarn come in at the store) from the inside will change your life. You’ll rarely have to deal with big tangles and you don’t need to waste time balling it. … And maybe then chasing after your ball when it falls off the table… and maybe then your dogs decide it’s a toy and run away with it too.
Here’s how to find the center of a skein of yarn, easy peasy:
Bonus tip: I always leave my yarn’s label on when I am knitting a project. When it starts to thin out after you’ve used a lot of it, the label helps keep it in shape.