23 Responses

  1. Susan lee
    Susan lee
    February 24, 2015 at 11:26 am | Reply

    How much is the yarnit?

  2. Lavonne
    Lavonne
    February 24, 2015 at 11:35 am | Reply

    Is this available on Lion Brand website or any other? Would also be interested as to a ballpark price.

  3. Lynn
    Lynn
    February 28, 2015 at 7:58 pm | Reply

    What are the dimensions of this please? Does it hold knitting needles, or will we still need our knitting bags to hold needles and the Yarnit? 🙂

  4. DB
    DB
    March 1, 2015 at 6:28 am | Reply

    No thanks, I think I already have enough cheap looking, plastic stuff and it isn’t even cheap at $34.95. Most of us have already solved the runaway, messy yarn problem with soft totes.

    1. Amanda
      Amanda
      March 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm | Reply

      Honestly it seems like a glorified hamster ball. You can find those for as low as $2.

  5. Vickie Lyon
    Vickie Lyon
    March 1, 2015 at 6:35 am | Reply

    Are you serious? $34.95? I wasn’t impressed by it just reading the article, but then to see the price??? I wouldn’t pay that if it was for all five colors and included a coupon for some free yarn!

  6. DB
    DB
    March 1, 2015 at 6:37 am | Reply

    Forgive me but I am still chuckling. I can see the use for the bottom because there is so little time to knit at red lights.

  7. Pat Backman
    Pat Backman
    March 1, 2015 at 11:35 am | Reply

    Cute concept, but $35? I’ll keep using my several thousand tote bags.

  8. Leslie
    Leslie
    March 1, 2015 at 11:37 am | Reply

    Actually, this is terrific. The plastic is heavy and the base keeps it steady. I love my project bags and my traditional yarn bowl, but this is a great combination of the two. I have no problem with the pull of the yarn from outside or inside. And it keeps my cat away from the yarn.

  9. XK
    XK
    March 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm | Reply

    I was intrigued until I saw the price for the Yarnit, and that it seems to only holds the working yarn. With no place to store the project or needles (unless you count the holes that allow you to ‘stab’ your needles into the ball of yarn) it seems poorly designed for real travel.

  10. Pat
    March 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm | Reply

    Yes, like me, I used the 2 liter bottles, just wash them out let them dry cut off the bottom, put your yarn inside and tape the bottom back on, put the cap on to keep the yarn clean and your good to go. Works really well.

  11. debrah
    debrah
    March 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm | Reply

    I think many of us have found more economical ways to prevent roll-away yarn. Some are also environmentally sound.
    I started with the copco bag cap (got mine for $2 at biglots years ago) and any plastic bag. This works well until you get to the end of a skein and the 2″ hole is too big. Could have, but never bothered to, drill a smaller hole. I also use these for their intended purpose and the hole would have defeated that purpose.
    I’ve since started using a plastic bag and the white plastic pull tabs from 1/2 gal paperboard soy/almond/coconut milk containers. They also make excellent stitch markers (turn the open circle/pull tab portion inside out) particularly for large (up to size 19) circular needle knitting. They are much harder to lose than commercially available stitch markers, and if you do, so what, they didn’t cost you anything and would have only wound up in the trash.
    Another way to re-purpose these is as a cord holder for your electronic chargers, but I digress.
    For true center pull yarn, I recycle the mesh plastic sleeves that are on liquor bottles or from the fruit and veggies at the grocery store. They are very similar, if not identical to the commercially available yarn bra.
    I know people who swear by zip-top bags. To each his/her own.
    Can’t blame an innovator for being innovative. I hope the yarn-it makers have much success.

  12. kathy
    kathy
    March 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm | Reply

    What a deal! $35.00 for a plastic ball! No thank you!

  13. Jeanett
    Jeanett
    March 1, 2015 at 8:57 pm | Reply

    Well I would venture to say that if “everybody” was walking around with one of these doo-hickeys at the yarn show, it’s because it was GIVEN to them. I agree with the others who have scoffed at the ridiculous, outrageous asking price. What an absurd, absolutely ridiculous piece of crap! And no one from Lion Brand is even bothering to continue to embarrass themselves by responding to any more post after the first few who asked about the price! They must know they HAVE no defense!!!

  14. DB
    DB
    March 2, 2015 at 6:17 am | Reply

    Products like this seem to treat us fiber crafters as though we have a steady stream of disposable income. I really appreciate the long comment above about all the innovative ways of solving the problems mentioned. We all need to be more inventive and reduce, reuse, recycle.

  15. Joyce Servis
    Joyce Servis
    March 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm | Reply

    I’ve been knitting for over 65 years and have seen it all, from an ivory wrist holder that holds to yarn from am ivory pick to celluloid ball holders. I find I like best a small nylon laundry collapsible bag with a handle. It holds yarn, extra yarn, instructions, scissors and tape measure. I stands alone and cost about $3 at a discount store. It’s a bit larger than a wine bottle holder. Shame on those who are taking advantage of a captive audience. I’d be amazed if it cost more than $2. to make.

  16. Donna Davis
    Donna Davis
    March 4, 2015 at 11:13 am | Reply

    I find “Chinese Soup Contains” to be most handy. I cut a tab out of the top for yarn and can remove/change skeins on a dime. I loved my ceramic yarn ball holder… till my dear husband dropped it. I have limitless supply of plastic containers and can spend the $35 on yarn 🙂

    1. debrah
      debrah
      March 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm | Reply

      Thanks for this. I’ve got tons of these containers on hand and never thought to use them for my smaller skeins. I also forgot to mention the tip I picked up from MiMi. Fresh berry containers! Those clear plastic clamshell ones with holes in them that come filled with strawberries, raspberries, etc. Mimi had a wide one with two cakes side by side for colorwork. Mother necessity, where would we be? Happy crafting!

  17. Linda McCabe
    Linda McCabe
    March 4, 2015 at 7:51 pm | Reply

    I purchased the yarn it at the Vogue Knitting live and thought I would try it out to see how it works. I love it, it keeps the yarn clean and protected and I am able to carry it around. There is a little tray underneath and you can keep some little items that normally get lost. The only problem is that when you wind the yarn on the yarn ball winder, it doesn’t spin out so easy from the yarn it. I had to hand wind it and then the yarn came out much easier. It is a very handy device and is much better than a yarn bowl which is not as transportable and easily broken. thank you for this wonderful invention.

  18. Angela Belasco
    Angela Belasco
    March 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm | Reply

    LOVE THIS ITEM! Purchased at the Vogue Knitting Show.

  19. Jacque Dooley
    March 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm | Reply

    To pricey. I’m retired, would rather spend my non-budgeted money on yarn. I don’t look at accessories over $10.00 maximum.
    It’s a nice idea but still to expensive.

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