A nos­tepinne?

We un­ravel the mys­tery be­hind quirky knit gad­gets

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WHAT IS IT?

A handy tool that helps you to wind cen­tre-pull balls of yarn for hand­knit­ting and cro­chet­ing. This gor­geous ex­am­ple by Cotswold Craft Cot­tage has been hand­made in wood and fin­ished with beeswax. Nos­tepinne is a Scan­di­na­vian word that means ‘nest-stick’ and is the orig­i­nal ball winder.

HOW DO I USE IT?

You wrap the yarn around the wooden shaft, in a par­tic­u­lar di­ag­o­nal re­peat pat­tern un­til you have used up all your yarn. Push the yarn o the end of the nos­tepinne and you’re done!

WHY DO I NEED IT?

It’s a won­der­fully tra­di­tional and re­ally handy, easy-to-use tool that you can take any­where with you. Made with real wood and fin­ished with beeswax, it’ll also look great dec­o­rat­ing your knit­ting stash!

WHY WE LOVE IT!

There’s noth­ing like own­ing a lit­tle bit of hand­made knit­ting his­tory and this great tool will help you to cre­ate the most beau­ti­ful cen­tre-pull balls of yarn – all your knit­ting friends will be en­vi­ous. This great ver­sion costs £14 and is from Cotswold Craft Cot­tage on www.etsy.com

Mak­ing cen­tre-pull yarn balls is eas­ier than you think.

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