Asked on May 25, 2019

How do you make a yarn holder with socks?

BetsyMogieEverything Pretty
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I saw somewhere on the web a lady making a yarn holder with socks. She was cutting the socks in half I think and pulling the sock up her wrist. Taking a ball of yarn and putting the sock over the yarn so the yarn would not get all tangled up when she put it back into her bag. I'm almost 100 percent certain I saw this on one of your posts. If not I'm sorry.

4 answers
  • Everything Pretty
    Everything Pretty
    on May 26, 2019

    I can't find it on Hometalk or on the web. I did find several yard holders made from household items though https://makeanddocrew.com/diy-yarn-holders-household-items/

    • Maggie0215
      Maggie0215
      on May 28, 2019

      Thanks Everything Pretty for looking up the yarn holders for me. I really do like the paper towel holders for an idea. I have used a glass teapot to hold yarn, but you can only use a small ball of yarn in the teapot. Thanks so much for searching for me.

  • Mogie
    Mogie
    on May 26, 2019

    Didn't find anything on this sorry.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    on May 27, 2019

    Hi Maggie: Is this what you are looking for?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMGdO-ZFr8Y

    I'm thinking that socks won't work because they won't let the yarn move, and it has to move in order to unravel. Check these sites for home made yarn holders.


    https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Yarn-Dispenser


    https://makeanddocrew.com/diy-yarn-holders-household-items/


    What she might have done was to cut the toe off of a sock, slip it up her arm, hold the ball of yarn in her hand and then rolled the sock down over the ball of yarn so it was encased in the sock. That's my best guess:)


    Good luck

    • Maggie0215
      Maggie0215
      on May 28, 2019

      Thank you Betsy for looking all this up for me. I think your last statement about cutting the toe off the sock was pretty much the same as what I saw on the video I watched the other night. Thanks again.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    on May 28, 2019

    Hi Maggie: You are welcome:) I just watched the video and that's exactly what she did. Only she made a cuff at her finger end and pulled that down over the yarn. Man, I can't believe how long she took to show how to pull the mesh thing up her arm and then make the cuff:) And, the mesh thing she is using looks like some of those things you get at the fruit markets for keeping the fruit from bruising. You can use one of those or, even a mesh onion bag, sewing it to the width you want. Good luck with this and happy knitting:)

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