Knitting yarn holder

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julesDS
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Knitting yarn holder

Postby julesDS » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi Everyone! I'm a design and technology student, and I would appreciate your help with my coursework by answering a few questions. :)

I'm going to design and make a knitting yarn holder that will prevent balls of yarn getting tangled while in use.

I made a questionnaire to help me find out what are the needs of my consumers, what kind of products they would buy and other information relevant to my coursework. Your input will help improve the design of my product.

1. Male or female?
2. Age group?
a. 15 – 30 b. 31-50 c. 51 and above
3. Do you own a yarn holder?
4. What material would you prefer the holder to be made out of? Eg wood, metal, plastic
5. How much would pay for a yarn holder?
6. Do you want the holder to be heavy or light?
7. What is more important?
a. Low cost b. aesthetics c. Function

I really appreciate your time and participation.
Thank you very much!

(something like this)
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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby TonyH » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:44 pm

Hi @julesDS

Welcome to the forum. Here are my answers:

1 Male
2 'C' (62)
3 No
4 Wood
5 £10.00 - £15.00
6 Light
7 'C'

Good luck with your project :thumbup2:

Tony
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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby saliha » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:16 pm

1. Male or female? - Female
2. Age group?
a. 15 – 30 b. 31-50 c. 51 and above - c. (51)
3. Do you own a yarn holder? - No
4. What material would you prefer the holder to be made out of? Eg wood, metal, plastic - Wood
5. How much would pay for a yarn holder? - About 10 euros
6. Do you want the holder to be heavy or light? - Light
7. What is more important?
a. Low cost b. aesthetics c. Function - C (Function)
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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby darknit » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:09 pm

1. Male or female?
2. Age group?
a. 15 – 30 b. 31-50 c. 51 and above
3. Do you own a yarn holder? No
4. What material would you prefer the holder to be made out of? Eg wood, metal, plastic
5. How much would pay for a yarn holder? I wouldn't, sorry, I would make it myself, but I rewind balls so that the wool pulls from the middle. I guess £5- £10 is reasonable.
6. Do you want the holder to be heavy or light? Needs weight to stay upright when pulling the wool.
7. What is more important?
a. Low cost b. aesthetics c. Function

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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby TonyH » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:00 am

Hi @darknit. Do you have a wool winder to do centre pull balls? I have thought about getting one, but someone told me that I can do exactly the same thing with a toilet roll tube and an electric whisk!
:cheers: Tony

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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby darknit » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:51 am

Hi Tony

I used to do a lot of machine knitting and the wool winder came with the knitting machine. I got rid of the machine but kept the wool winder, it's one like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hand-Operate ... SwdDtZsVYB

I find it absolutely invaluable. I also have a really antique "thingy" just like this, only mine clamps to the table:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ANTI ... Sw5cNYdh6b

It's brilliant in combination with the wool winder when you have hanks. I recommend them both (Christmas presents?) they save so much hassle.

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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby TonyH » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:12 pm

Thanks @darknit, the top one was the one I was thinking of. Will have to put it on my Christmas list.
:cheers: Tony

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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby Joy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:21 pm

Hi Jules

50+female

Don't own a yarn holder.
Never felt the need to have one. I do use a yarn cosy ( http://www.doodlestop.co.uk/home/398-do ... -cosy.html ) which is one of those expanding nets that just keeps the ball tidy because I also like to knit from the centre.

it would have to be both functional and aesthetic, easy to store.

I would prefer wood.

Cost is not really relevant to me, (within reason) I knit for pleasure so I want beautifully made tools, though I doubt I'd pay more than £10 unless it was stunning.

If Father Christmas is listening, I'd prefer to use a yarn bowl

Did you know these are already available?
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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby TonyH » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:34 pm

Well I went and bought a wool winder @darknit. Came this morning. Had a right job explaining why I needed one to Mrs Huby. Gave up in the end and blamed you :) Seemed to work. Hope that’s ok :thumbup2:
:cheers: Tony

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Re: Knitting yarn holder

Postby TonyH » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 pm

Well I went and bought a wool winder @darknit. Came this morning. Had a right job explaining why I needed one to Mrs Huby. Gave up in the end and blamed you :) Seemed to work. Hope that’s ok :thumbup2:
:cheers: Tony


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