November 27, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
Once upon a time, I was visiting a crochet group on Facebook and I noticed something interesting in a photo that was shared by a member of the group.
The object in question looked a bit like a paper towel holder with yarn on it.
The crocheter wasn’t even showing us this intriguing object but rather sharing something she was working on.
As soon as I saw it, I immediately put my Sherlock Holmes hat on and went in search of this gadget and was completely overjoyed when I happened upon it at my favorite website, that is, my favorite besides this one.
Yes, Dr. Watson! Amazon sells it. I became even MORE completely overjoyed when I saw the affordable price! And, YES! Becoming even more completely overjoyed is a thing. Ask any crocheter who has just finished following a brand new pattern that turned out perfectly and only then realized they didn’t have to frog it even once!
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For $14.99, that’s the price I paid at the time of this posting, I was looking at something that could make my crochet life so much easier. I had to have it and purchased one right then and there.
After trying it out, I’m really happy to tell you that I was NOT disappointed with my purchase.
To set it up all you need to do is pop in the non-slip button thingies on the bottom. That only needs to be done the first time you use it. Make sure the white dowel piece is in place on top of the green dowel piece. This will be self explanatory when you see it. And then, simply plop a skein of yarn on the part that’s sticking up by pushing the middle of the yarn through the dowel .
You pull the outside end of the yarn and the skein twirls as you use it.
I did have to adjust the height of the yarn on the dowel a couple of times, mostly at the end of the skein but compared to dealing with a yarn barf, this is a piece of cake. And no yarn or time was wasted un-knotting twisted yarn. I’m betting it might be even better when I use it with a full size skein. If it isn’t, I’ll be back to refresh this review!
Of course, this cool crochet gadget will only work when it’s placed on a hard flat surface… like a table, or the floor.
I’m in love with mine and highly recommend it to anyone.
Oh, it also has a place to measure your gauge and some holes for holding stitch markers. I haven’t used either of those features yet but I’m sure they will come in handy at some point in the future.
You can learn more about it by visiting: Yarn Dispenser by Yarn Valet at Amazon
The only problem I had while using mine was…
…my kitten thinks it’s his new toy!
So… what do you think? Want? Need? Have to have a Yarn Valet yarn dispenser? Share your thoughts about this yarn holder in the comments below. I love hearing from my readers!