Patent Number: 6,305,637

Title: Yarn dispensing apparatus

Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing yarn from a skein for knitting and crocheting includes a base, a support, and a spool which carries the yarn. The spool includes a hollow elongated tube which is positioned over the support. In one embodiment, the support has a tapered upper end and the upper end of the elongated tube is closed. So positioned, the spool rotates about the support as yarn is drawn by the user. The spool also includes a platform near the lower end for holding a skein of yarn. The components are sized such that the spool has sufficient length to accommodate skeins of varying lengths. The overall length of the support is at least slightly longer than the overall length of the spool. In a preferred embodiment, the support is removable to allow varying support and spool combinations to be used if desired. The invention presents an apparatus which is easy and convenient to use and which provides for the tangle free delivery of yarn as needed by the user.

Inventors: Back; Diana (Columbus, IN)

Assignee: Back; Diana

International Classification: B65H 49/30 (20060101); B65H 49/00 (20060101); B65H 49/28 (20060101); D04B 3/00 (20060101); D04B 3/06 (20060101); B65H 049/26 (); B65H 075/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018