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How To Use Your Yarn Bowl

March 08, 2018 2 min read

How To Use Your Yarn Bowl

What is a yarn bowl and how do you use one?

If you frequent craft stores and yarn shops as we do, you may be seeing a lot of bowls with swirls and holes carved into them. After realizing that there's no way something with a hole in the side of it could be an ice cream bowl and that it's an item that's used for knitting and crochet, you might be wondering why someone would need a bowl for their yarn. 

Today, we are going to officially introduce you to the yarn bowl and show you how to use it to make your knitting and crochet projects so much easier! A yarn bowl is one of the most essential tools that a fiber artist can own. 

What is a Yarn Bowl for?

Yarn bowls help keep yarn clean, organized, and, most importantly, untangled as you work your way through a project. Yarn bowls are also useful and a decorative option for storing your yarn in plain sight, which can serve as a helpful reminder to work on the projects you've started! 

How do you use a Yarn Bowl?

To use your yarn bowl:

  1. Place a ball or cake of yarn into it.
  2. Thread the outer end of the yarn through the swirl on the side.
  3. Pull the yarn out of the bowl as you work on your knitting or crochet project. The ball of yarn will stay in the bowl as you work without tangling!
  4. You can also store your WIP's in the bowl to keep out on your coffee table, nightstand or craft table! 

Learn more about our yarn bowls in the following videos from DGY's own Alan Metz and our CEO and Founder, Nicole Snow!