How to Use a Kitchen Twine Holder When Unraveling Worked Yarn

Frogging just got a little easier with this hack from Julie. If she has a lot of ripping to do, she grabs her old kitchen twine holder as a makeshift tool. Pulling out work can get a little funky because you're in the middle of your cake or ball of yarn. Letting the yarn simply pile up can make a mess and be difficult to knit from later. Wrapping the yarn around a twine holder keeps things tidy and you can knit right off it once you're ready to start your project again.

Frogging with a Kitchen Twine Holder


Set the Scene

Organize the setup first by placing your unknit yarn to the left, twine holder in the middle, and project to the right. We always use our Mesh Bag as a yarn bowl. It's particularly useful for this trick because it will keep your unused yarn and your project separate so they don't get mixed up. 


Rip, Wrap, Turn

As you rip your project you will simultaneously wrap at an angle and turn. By doing this, strands of yarn never get stuck underneath the cake and you'll be able to knit right off the twine holder once you're finished. 


Knit From Outside or Use Center Pull

Once you're finished, you can knit right off the twine holder. If, for some reason, you'd like to knit from the other side, you can take the cake off the twine holder and use the yarn from the middle as a center pull. 


Other Items You Could Use

Don't have a kitchen twine holder laying around? Get creative! There are plenty of other objects that could work just as well with this hack. Here are a few we've used: a bobbin, a nostepinne, a proper yarn holder, an old yarn cone, a toilet paper roll, or if you're really on the go (and your yarn isn't too bulky) you could even use a pencil! The reason Julie loves the kitchen twine holder is because it's stationary and and it's easy to pull off the holder if needed. 

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