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Even if you have only just started knitting you will surely have experienced the frustrating issue of pulling on your wool only to find it running away from you under the furniture. After the next pull on the ball, it has more than likely become so tangled up under the legs of a chair, or has run across to the other end of the room! If you have a pet they will soon notice it and think you are playing a game with them. So, to avoid the hassle of continually chasing your wool around, place it in a container with a covering to it.
Generally, these products have a swirly opening which allows the user to thread the fibre through and the ball sits in there. Every time you pull, it is released easily through this swirl. Some designs have a couple of holes in the sides so that if you wanted to more than one colour you can push them through those spots. For example if you were doing some Fair Isle knitting or stripes of some sort.
In choosing the products I wanted to feature here I have chosen styles based on the criteria of them having
1. a lid as I feel that is important to keep my knitting clean
2. stable and wide and of a weight such that it does not move around too much or fall over
3. made from a material that is smooth so that the yarn does not catch and fray
3. can at least accommodate an average ball of yarn
4. attractive to look at
I like the simple cube shape that it has and the natural bamboo finishes too!
It has several holes through which you can pass several different yarns - either through the swirly section or through the other 2 holes which can also be used to store knitting needles - keeping the points out of the way.
Don't get frustrated with your pets trying to grab your yarn, or having to retrieve it from the other side of the room. Take a look at the yarn bowls with lids selected, click through to the sites and see for yourself not only how they solve these problems but also look good as well!