The Yarn Valet Yarn Dispenser has changed the way I crochet - and I love it! And I get to give away TWO of them right here on Moogly!
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What is a yarn dispenser, and why do I love it so much? Well, first let's talk about what happens when you get a new yarn and are ready to start a project.
If it comes in a hank, you have to undo the hank and wind it into a ball or cake. A swift and yarn winder are usually used, and I certainly have my favorites for those.
But most of the time, it comes in a ball or skein. And most of us would *like* to pull the center end out, and start crocheting there. Except... at least half the time you end up with the colorfully named (and sometimes colorful!) yarn barf. You know, when half the skein comes out in a big tangle that you have to pick through to find the end. Blargh.
Turns out, balls aren't designed to be center pull. They are wound differently from skeins (which are center pull), and most of the yarn you find at the store is actually a ball, not a skein. So what to do? Pull from the outside end of course! Easy peasy... until your yarn starts flopping around and rolling all over the floor.
Now, you could use your yarn winder to create a center pull cake. Or, you can stick that ball of yarn right on top of the Yarn Valet Yarn Dispenser and get right to work!
The Yarn Valet Yarn Dispenser has two parts:
So what you do is remove the label from your yarn, stick one end right over the white rod, and then start crocheting or knitting with the outside end of the yarn! The mint green non slip base stays right where you put it, and the white rod spins, letting the yarn flow freely to your hook or needles!
I love that the Yarn Valet Yarn Dispenser is easy to use and lets me get right to crocheting or knitting without prepping the yarn! No more yarn barf, no more tangles at the end of the ball, and no more yarn rolling away across the room. And it's better for the yarn too - some yarn don't like being rubbed together, like alpaca or feltable wool. Using a yarn dispenser keeps the yarn safe!
But the Yarn Valet Yarn Dispenser has some great extra features, which you can see in the schematic above! It's got a built in ruler for checking gauge, holes for stitch markers, and there's even a slot to stick a corner of your pattern in so they don't get separated.
It's super well thought out, convenient and easy to use, made in America - and affordable too! You can order your own right on Amazon US for just $14.99 with free Prime shipping! And after you order one, enter the giveaway below, because you know you're going to want more for colorwork!
The Yarn Valet Yarn Dispenser Giveaway on Moogly is open worldwide and ends 9/15/16 at 12:15am Central US time. TWO winners will each receive ONE Yarn Valet Yarn Dispense. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
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I am a really frugal person and to control my yarn I cut the stretchy tops off of my husband's old socks and put the skeins in them. It works really well.
That is a nifty idea. Thanks for sharing it. I am going to give it a try this evening.
Vickie Hughes Chupp
Great invention ♡
Been using mine off and on for over 6 months--more off! Not as impressed as I thought I'd be. The winder tends to jump around on the table, you need A very level surface to use it, difficult to use from the floor or next to you on a close table. Maybe if it had more weight behind it--it's jus th light plastic. Give
Me a yarn bowl or basket over this.
Laura carrio flores
SUPER GRAN IDEA UN GRAN APARATO PARA NOSOTROS QUE NOS GUSTA TEJER Y SE NOS ENREDA EL ESTAMBRE GRACIAS.....
I'm surprised someone didn't think of this one sooner.
Annette Siverson Romanoff
Oh my I need this, I really do, Someting to help contain my yarn as I knit and/or crochet! Wow! TFS, Annette
Wow that is great my yarn usually lands on the floor and my dog has fun
I have never seen anything like this before....
Great invention, I love it...
This would get a lot of use here. My cat always wants to sit on top of the yarn I'm using, it would be great to have free flowing yarn to crochet with.