Like getting your watercolor papers and paints ready before you unravel a Monet-worthy masterpiece for the ages, knitting takes some prepwork that many beginning knitters may forget about. While it may seem that alll you need are two knitting needles and a ball of yarn, skeins of yarn often need to be unwound and then wound back up into a ball of yarn to make them usable.
So to spare your significant other the tedious task of holding your yarn as you wind it up, watch this episode by Interweave for a tutorial on how to wind yarn on a swift.
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