Niddy Noddy

Do you have a niddy noddy? It is a tool for winding skeins of yarn. It is very helpful if you a a spinner. I’m not a spinner, but Jess, Ivy, and I are exchanging mini skein Advent calendars this year, so I thought it would be nice to make some mini skeins from my yarn.

Now, niddy noddies are not expensive tools. You can get one for under $20. But why would you buy one when you can make one in under a half hour? Using the instructions I found on The Chilly Dog I was able to make niddy noddy with three lengths of PVC pipe to make 1 yard, 1 1/2 yard, and 2 yard skeins.

I now want to make more knitting tools. Or at least use a hacksaw more often. I think a blanket ladder project is in my future, but that may wait until Kirsten moves, because I think a blanket ladder making party is an idea that needs to happen and she really needs to be there.

Have you ever made a knitting tool?

13 thoughts on “Niddy Noddy

      1. I just ordered another swifton etsy, lol. I’m a bit uncomfortable with saws right now!🤣🤣🤣 I did ask my husband to make me one, but he’s been working alot of hours, so not much down time and I didn’t want to wait.

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  1. That’s so cool! When I visited Kenya I saw the ladies at Kenana Knitters made their own spinning wheels. I’m sure you can do it. I have never made my own knitting tools, other than a cd and dowel spindle which was terrible.

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  2. I have made a fiber-arts tool before… a Niddy Noddy! I made one out of dowel rods and another out of pipes like yours. My umbrella swift had one of it’s wood pieces break so I used a popsicle stick and duct tape to splint it. The only other things that I have made is a whole bunch of stitch markers and a couple of project bags…

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