How to Find the End of the Yarn in a Pull SkeinBy Rachel Choi – 18 Comments
Lots of skeins of yarn these days are rolled up so that one end of the yarn runs through the middle of the skein. Although it is sometimes easier to find the end of the yarn that is on the outside of the skein, using the end on the inside has its advantages. Using the center end will not cause your skein to roll all over the place when you crochet or knit and you will not have to put down your work to unravel the yarn.
However, the middle end of the yarn maybe be hard to find! Here are 3 easy steps to find the center strand of the pull skein:
- Insert your thumb and index finger of one hand into the center of the skein. Do the same with your other hand, entering it into the opposite side of the skein.
- Squish the skein so that your fingers can touch. Feel around to find the very center of the skein.
- Pull the center of the skein out with one hand. (you will pull out extra yarn with it, but the end of the skein should be there too)
Before you begin crocheting with the center end of your skein, make sure that the outside end of the yarn is visible too. Sometimes the outside end is tucked into the skein, but this can cause it knot up if you don’t pull it out before your start working.