I received the Fall Season Shawl kit (40958) and started winding the yarn into balls. The instructions say to use two strands of the color.
How do I wind the yarn (without a ball winder) to be able to knit two strands together?
I recently started this shawl. I streched the yarn between 2 dining chairs and wound it by hand into one large ball then wound a smaller ball off the bigger ball. I found this was faster than winding 2 smaller ones to begin with. I forgot to say to check the errata for this shawl as there are a few mistakes in the pattern.
This isn't the link someone posted when a couple of us were working that out when the pattern was originally kitted, but it should help. The result is a ball of yarn you can use to knit from both ends at the same time!
Can't you just use 2 balls at the same time? I see people put them into ziplock bags to keep them under control. I usually just let them run wild on the floor and untangle them periodically:-)