Attention knitters and crocheters:
Sick of having epic yarn knots all up in your project bag? My modular yarn holders tutorial—inspired by my colorwork genius BFF—is now up on CRAFT: How-To: Modular Colorwork Yarn Holders
How-To: Modular Colorwork Yarn Holders
When working on a knitting or crochet project that uses multiple colors, trying to keep the balls of yarn from tangling can be an absolute nightmare – especially if you’re crafting on the go or using a persnickety fiber. Modular yarn holders can help save your sanity (and your yarn) by keeping each color neatly contained and separated. Designed to be used together or alone, these handy little boxes can snap together or pull apart, so you only need to carry the colors you’re actually using. You can toss them in your project bag, go on about your day, and stop worrying about finding a knotted mess when you get home!
This tutorial makes a set of three yarn holders, and can be customized to fit balls of yarn in your usual weight…
These easy yarn holders require only a little bit of simple sewing, then you can drop them in your project bag, and never worry about yarn tangles again! (Huzzah!)
Where my hookers at?!
Holy Genius Idea! I teach crochet classes so I'm lugging yarn all over the place and you have just solved my worst problem! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!
Glad I could help! I totally feel your pain: for me, carrying yarn around on the subway, is just asking for a tangled disaster. :)
Link to Mod Yarn Holders How To http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2011/09/modular_colorwork_yarn_holders.html
Grommets where the buttonhole is would be great too. Less drag on the yarn!