Do I need to wind my yarn into a ball?
You simply need to wind the skein into a ball yourself either using a swift and winder, or by hand. Winding into a ball is an extra process in the manufacture of yarns.
Can you knit straight from a skein?
All skeins have an outside end that allows you to begin work by unrolling the yarn from the outside. You can begin knitting or crocheting from the outside, wind it into a ball by hand, or use a wool winder to make a pull skein. However, many people prefer to pull from the center as it can keep the ball neater.
How do you wind a hank of yarn?
Start by picking an end to work from and winding the yarn around your fingers a few times. Slip the yarn off your fingers and continue wrapping the yarn around and around, moving the ball as you go to make a nice, even ball. Don’t wind the yarn too tightly.