knitting breakthroughs

look at this contraption! a knitting breakthrough. a DIY yarn swift. i loves it.
store-bought yarn swifts are not in the budget, so i used this tutorial to construct my own, easy and good. along with this tutorial from knittinghelp.com (a website that is another knitting breakthrough unto it's own) on how to hand-wind a center pull ball, i'm feelin' pretty self-sufficient.
if you are currently hanging skeins of yarn on chair backs, laptops, and your boyfriend's hands (i may have done some of these) this will change your little knitting life.


  1. Oh, this is great, thanks for linking to the tutorials! Winding yarn is definitely my least favourite thing about knitting ;)

  2. This makes it so much better! Good luck!