Moby Knit

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For The First Time


After letting them languish in the closet for way too long, I finally tried out the new swift and ball winder that I bought long ago. I’m this close to finishing my shrug, so I wanted to prepare the yarn for my next project.


My swift and ball winder!


The yarn - Knit Picks Swish Worsted in "Blue Violet"


The yarn on the swift.


The ball winder ready for assembly.


I'm winding!


Completed yarn cakes.

The cake on the left looks a little wonky. It’s the second one I wound, so I’m not sure what I did differently. I’m assuming it has to do with the tension. I’ll knit from that cake first. I don’t want the yarn to stay stressed (if it is) for too long.

I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and simple the process was. It took me a few minutes to set everything up (it’ll only take a minute next time since I now know how everything works) and literally a minute per hank to wind.  Much quicker than hand winding! I had to fight the urge to wind everything in my stash, one, because I read hank form is easiest on the yarn, and two, because it would take three years to wind my ginormous stash. I don’t want to tell you how long it took me to find that yarn when I went searching for it in my many bins, boxes, and bags…

Author: Moby Knit


3 thoughts on “For The First Time

  1. The “blue violet” colorway is very pretty! What will those lovely cakes become?

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