Knitting Gadget

For Christmas, my knitting buddy, Beth, gifted me with a "Pirouette" as pictured. It is a beautiful, hand crafted, wooden yarn ball holder that spins (like a Lazy Susan) taking the yarn from the outside of the ball. Certainly not a required piece of equipment as the yarn cakes are center pull ready... but for a large project that stays on the table ... this is a beautiful addition to the landscape. She got this at Dragonfly Yarn Shop in Janesville, WI and I understand they are also available on if anyone is interested.


pjmma's picture

I really like that! Would come in handy for those too-often occasions of sitting down with a new skein only to find that the center pull just can't be found :) Definitely would like to grab one.

bkeith's picture

For skeins, I find a wooden paper towel holder works well.

montanason's picture

I just bought one myself and it is amazing. What a great addition to all my knitting toys. How I do love finding new things as well. Enjoy it! It really is a great help.
Phillip Rolfe

Tallguy's picture

No, it is a required piece of equipment. You already know that taking the yarn from the centre or up from a cone will alter the twist of the yarn. You also have two ends from which to take the yarn (or from the centres) and both are not the same -- there is a right and a wrong end.

While sitting in the bathroom and contemplating many things, take a roll of toilet paper and sit it on end in front of you. Pull end up -- what happens? Turn it over, and do the same -- what happens?

That is the end of my demonstration.

Thor's picture

You always get my noodle baking! So much more to think about now!!

rvicarus's picture

Yaaaay! Just bought one on Etsy! Cant wait...