I knit a lot. Those big Bernat skeins of yarn, pre yarn cone holder, would flop around on the floor whenever I knit them up. My husband, who found this highly amusing, decided to build me something that would hold both those plastic cones that came with a yarn winder and the cones of yarn from Walmart.
This is one gift I use almost every day. I wind the Bernat skeins onto the cones, and the cone holder holds them at the correct angle so the yarn pulls off easily.
To keep the yarn cake from sliding off the plastic cone, my husband put skateboard grip tape along the sides of the cone.
One Bernat skein fills almost two of the plastic cones.
I have four of the plastic cones right now, which allows me to cone up two Bernat skeins at a time. Also, if I have multiple balls of the same color from Peaches & Cream or Sugar & Crème, I cone those up at well.
Not only will my cone holder hold the plastic cones full of yarn, but it will also hold the cones of Peaches & Creme and Sugar & Cream yarn.
The basket that it sits in used to hold my scissors, clapstick, and a small tube of hand lotion. But now that I have my awesome Husky bags, I put it in there. The cone holder fits snuggly in the medium sized Husky tool bag as well.
There are pockets along the side where I stick my empty needles. No more fishing around for them.
I have noticed when the amount of yarn on the cone is almost gone, it does become a little harder to pull the yarn off the cone. Brand new, full cone…yarn pulls off easily.
My husband has made and bought me some cool stuff over the years, but this is the most used one by far. (Okay, maybe second to my wedding ring.)
© Cori Large 9 January 2016