You’re probably asking yourself, “What is a Niddy Noddy?” I certainly had never heard of one until I watched the Niddy Noddy tutorials on AllFreeKnitting. It’s a nifty contraption that you can use to create a skein of yarn. Why wind a skein of yarn? Well for one thing, you’ll have less of a mess when trying to knit. But another reason you may want to wind a skein of yarn, rather create a ball or hank, is so you can dye it. I’ve also seen some yarn shops display their yarn in skeins to show off all of the color and fiber possibilities.
Rebecca Roush from ChemKnits took the time to create her own Niddy Noddy. You can put together your very own at home with some PVC piping and connectors. This is definitely cheaper than if you were to buy a fancy wooden one. Follow Rebecca’s tutorial on How to Make a Niddy Noddy. And then follow it up with a lesson on how to wind a skein of yarn using it.