Should I ball my yarn?
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.
Do I need to wind yarn?
You simply need to wind the skein into a ball yourself either using a swift and winder, or by hand. … Although it is lovely an convenient to buy yarn this way, you’ll often find that yarns made of more expensive fibres will come in skeins (also known as hanks).