# Why does yarn not come in a ball?

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## Why does some yarn come in skeins?

Yarn is wound in skeins for dying – the loose skein makes it easy for the dye to penetrate everywhere. It also is a relaxed way to store the yarn that doesn’t stretch or tension it, which is why it is often sold that way since it will be an unknown amount of time before it’s used.

## How do you turn yarn into a ball?

Pinch the yarn stack between finger and thumb, keeping the starting end draped over your thumb. You want to make sure as you wind the ball that this end remains free and accessible! Start to wrap the yarn around this bunch in a circular motion to form a ball. Keep your thumb pinched into the middle as you wrap.

## How many balls of yarn are in a skein?

100 grams of yard is equal to 250 yards. There are approximately 236 yards in 1 skein of yarn. You’ll need to buy the 100 gram balls to do the project if you are working with a skein of yarn. Otherwise, it will be 2 50 gram balls of yard for each skein of yard you’ll need to buy.

## How many yards is a ball of yarn?

Look at the yarn label to see how many yards are in 1 ball. In this example, we’ll say that each ball has 200 yards. Take the total number of yards you’ll need (1350) and divide that by the number of yards in each ball (200). 1350/200 = 6.75 balls.

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