I’m winding off some mini skeins for upcoming projects and using my big yarn winder is a bit bulky. Then I remembered my Kromski Nostepinne. I found a couple of videos online to refresh my memory and finally managed to get what is resembling a cake of yarn instead of an egg of yarn.
I’m winding a series of mini skeins and simply knotting the ends for now as I wind them. I’ve just finished the white skein. Next up are these mini skeins to be wound on top of the white, from left to right…
These skeins equal a 400 yd/ 100 g skein of fingering yarn. I’m thinking of knitting a cowl out of this combo.
The diagonal mini skein sampler scarf is coming along. I’ve started the third mini skein and should be able to knit one mini skein a day while working on other things as well. This is the cake I wound on the Strauch yarn winder and I’m knitting from the center of the cake instead of the outside like I normally do.
This will be my birthday scarf. I love fall colors and this will be perfect to jazz up my wardrobe. This set consists of seven skeins totaling 560 yds.
I just finished rewinding this set of six mini skeins. My first attempt with the nostepinne was too egg shaped to suit me. This is better and will sit on either end and not roll around. I will use these hand wound cakes from the center. I have some small draw string project bags that work perfectly with these hand wound cakes. I can close the bag and pull the yarn from the center and not worry about yarn barfs. This set will be another scarf project.