What is a cake in knitting?

What is a cake yarn?

What is a yarn cake? It is yarn wound on a ball winder into a cake that sits flat nicely and shows off the range of colors. … These self striping yarns come in a wide variety of color combinations—from vibrant complementary colors to more subtle gradient shades.

What does it mean to cake up yarn?

A yarn cake sits flat on the table. It has a nice easy end to draw out of the center. If its done right, the yarn won’t tangle up and the cake won’t flop or bounce around. A yarn cake as a great and wonderful thing and nearly every yarn shop in the world will wind up your yarn into a cake with their ball winder.

Should I roll my skein of yarn into a ball?

If you are working with yarn in a hank like LB Collection Organic Wool, winding the yarn into a ball is the best way to prevent tangling as you work. After unfolding the hank, loop it around a swift (or chair back, or the hands of a willing friend) to keep it stable as you follow the steps below to wind it into a ball.

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