Using a niddy-noddy to wind a skein

A niddy noddy is a simple but essential tool. It helps you to wind a neat skein straight from your bobbin.

winding a skein using a niddy noddy

Wind the wool onto the niddy noddy as shown in the diagram, directly from the bobbin - there's no need to take it off the spinning wheel. Leave the brake tension lightly in place to prevent the bobbin over-spinning.

Before slipping the skein off the niddy noddy, loosely tie it with scrap yarn in three or four places to hold it in place.

Niddy-noddys

Buy standard and sampler niddy noddies, a skein holder / swift, a Wool ball winder.

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