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Fabulous Yarn Bowls: How A Yarn Bowl Works & Why You Need One!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…. Introducing… A Herr Stitches Exclusive… GLITTER YARN BOWLS! In my opinion, yarn bowls are the most underrated maker tool. Whether you’re a crocheter or a knitter, they’re so important to keep your yarn mess- and tangle-free as you’re using it. And if you’re wondering “how does a yarn bowl work?” and “why do I need one?” then keep reading!

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How Does A Yarn Bowl Work?

In my opinion, yarn bowls are the most underrated crafting tool! We treat ourselves to fabulous yarn and beautiful hooks/needles, but as we work, we tend to let our yarn roll around our living rooms, collecting dirt and debris as it does. That’s where a yarn bowl comes in!

They are round bowls designed to hold your yarn in place as you work on your favorite hobby. This prevents your stunning yarn from becoming covered in dust balls, pet hair, or just becoming a tangled mess.

Not only are they functional, but they can be decorative, as well! They allow you to store your project in plain sight within your home while looking fabulous doing it. Cute & functional?! Yarn bowls are an ESSENTIAL!

When you are looking for good qualities in a yarn bowl, one of the most important ones is the weight of the bowl. You want a HEAVY bowl that will stay in place as you’re working. That’s why I designed my yarn bowls to be about 1.5 pounds – so they stay put as you’re knitting or crocheting! Nothing is more annoying than your yarn bowl sliding around your living room!

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What Type Of Yarn Can I Use?

You can use any yarn in a yarn bowl, but I feel like worsted weight & DK weight work best for standard yarn bowls! However, you will want to stick to either balls or cakes. Skeins don’t stay in any yarn bowl super well since they are rectangular and sort of bounce around the bowl.

How To Use a Yarn Bowl?

Most yarn bowls (including mine!) have a swirl on the side of the bowl. This swirl is decorative AND functional! To use it, you will place either a ball or cake of yarn into your bowl and thread the outer end of the yarn through the swirl on the side of the bowl. After that, you will simply begin knitting or crocheting with that end of the yarn and pull the yarn out of the bowl as you work on your project. Because of how the bowl is designed, the yarn will stay in as you work without tangling!

Benefits of Using a Yarn Bowl

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