Yarn Pet™ A Yarn Ball holder that you will come
to love! Place an order below
Note: decorations were added to the yarn
ball for visual effect.
If you need to work with
2 balls of yarn at the same time, see
our Yarn Pet Duo™
Pet™ is different than any other tool out there.
It holds your yarn on a small circular disc (platform) that is
connected to our 8" tall yarn guide rod. The platform and
ball turn freely without the need for ball bearings. With
our innovative yarn rod & bearing system, the yarn ball turns so freely that
you will never again have to tug
your yarn to get it free of the ball. The yarn just rolls
off the ball while you knit.
By allowing the knitter to work from the outside of the
ball, this results in effort-less and tangle-free knitting.
We then add a
tensioning post which is adjustable. The user can adjust the
tension on their yarn by turning the post. Our specially
designed post is tapered and can be loosened or tightened
easily by the user.
But as important as tension is, guidance is even
more important in this application. Our yarn
guide allows the knitter to pull the yarn off the ball
horizontally which is the preferred method for removing yarn
from a ball or cone because it does not add or subtract
twist from the yarn. Horizontal removal eliminates
unintended twisting of the yarn.
Yarn guidance and
yarn tension are critical - they are the 2 key elements for
properly controlling yarn in
just about any application.
Other products that are out there do not provide either
- no guidance and no tensioning system. These are nice
"cute" systems but are not up to the same engineering
standards that NKK designs its units to. We have learned the
hard way about the importance of guidance and tension in the
many products that we manufacture.
But what else can the Yarn Pet do for
you? It can hold 7"
tall cones of yarn! So you get not only a ball holder but
also a tensioned cone holder.
The cone will turn freely because of the method we
employ for holding the cone on the rod. We have tested cones
in excess of 1 Lb.
The Yarn Pet™ is lightweight and measures just 4" wide by 6" deep by
5/8" thick (after you remove the post and rod). These dimensions ensure that the unit will not tip
over. Our design counterbalances the weight of the ball or
the cone on the back side of the unit by placing more mass
to the front side where the yarn guide is located.
The yarn guide post
and the stainless steel rod are removable . The
platform height can be adjusted to fit any cone or ball. It
has special vinyl feet to prevent the unit from sliding on
NEW - Different length Rods You may now order your
Pet with different length rods
Choose 6-3/4" tall
when using normally sized yarn balls up to 50 grams
Choose taller 8-1/4" rod when using large balls and possibly
7" cones Choose really tall 11-1/4" rod when using really
large balls and cones up to 10"
If you are just gong
to knit from a standard size ball, then consider the
standard 6-3/4" rod. It is less obtrusive because the rod is
If you occasionally use really large balls
or want to use a 7" cone, then consider the 8-1/4" rod.
If you plan to use the Pet with 10" cones you will need
the 11-1/4" rod (this will increase the price by $2,
We make all of our products from Maple
hardwood. Maple is a good looking, smooth grain hardwood. By
making our products from a single wood species like Maple,
we are able to produce units in high volume at lower cost.
This Maple is from Canada.
The Yarn Pet™ easily fits
into your yarn bag. You will be amazed how much easier it is
to knit when using the Yarn Pet™.
If you want
to streamline your knitting process by controlling your yarn
ball and eliminating the needless tugging of your yarn from
the ball, then consider the Yarn Pet™.
Always select an
important tool such as this one from a tool maker like
Nancy's Knit Knacks. We have the internal development
standards and use quality suppliers and craftsmen which
ensures that our customers will get the very best products
Where is it
made? The wood for this product
comes from Maine and Canada. Assembly labor is performed
in North Carolina. Metal products come from Missouri.
Notice: Balls wound at the mill and
not by a standard ball winder from a skein, are
referred to as mill balls or mill wound yarn. These
are long balls and not the conventional cakes of
yarn that a ball winder would make. These types of
balls will now work
on the Yarn Pet or Yarn Pet Duo
although we originally thought
they would not.
that they did not work originally is that their ends have yarn
which wraps around the rod too closely which catches
on the rod. We have now discovered
that if you raise the wood disc such that the top of
the ball is higher than the rod, then there seems to
be no problem using the Pet series of products with
this type of ball. You should
also avoid using the yarn guide post when
using these balls. That will allow the yarn to
better navigate around the top of the ball and not
Because our design
allows the user to raise or lower the disc
location, we are able to work around this
Price: $30.00 Includes the Yarn Pet, tensioner
post, 6-3/4" or 8" rod, and a lite version of our Yarn Cone Accessory Kit.
Add $2 for the 11-1/4" rod
a Yarn Pet here
Rod Length 6-3/4" (best for knitters)
Rod Length 8-1/4" (best for knitters who use
large balls and /or cones)
Rod Length 11-1/4" (best for knitters who use
either 7 or 10" cones)
OptionalYP Cone Kit™for the Yarn Pet™ - the standard Yarn Pet comes with a
wooden disc that will support a ball of yarn as well as
some cones. However, our
optional kit will allow you to support more sizes of cones
as well as provide a means by which you can captivate the
top of the cone. So, if you plan to mount cones of yarn
on the Yarn Pet, then you may want to consider adding the YP
Cone Kit™ to your order.
We have also added rubber stoppers to this kit which help to
center various cones on the rod (not pictured).
Differences in the std vs.
The washers secure the top of
the cone to the rod
The disc goes inside a cone
a YP Cone Kit here
accessorieswhich are included with the Yarn Pet (or
which are available as options) consist of the following.
The YP Cone Kit,
when added to the standard Yarn Pet, provides you with everything that is
included in the Cone Accessory kit which is available for other NKK cone
stands. The YP Cone kit allows you to mount most 7" cones of yarn. While the standard Yarn Pet can hold many
cones of yarn, the YP Cone Kit is for serious cone users because it
traps the cone securely to the rod.
Std Yarn Pet
YP Cone Kit
2-3/8" Wood Disc
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Small Steel Washer
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