Wood Turning & Fine Craft Tools by Cynthia D. Haney, Spindle Maker
A Niddy-Noddy is used to wind the big loops of yarn forming a skein, hank. This allows you to estimate the length of yarn and secure it against tangles prior to washing or dyeing. Cynthia makes three sizes of Niddy-Noddy. The full size which makes a 2 yard skein (two yards per wrap). Sample size for an 18″, half yard, skein (two wraps per yard). Mini size for a 12″ skein (three wraps per yard).