First, find an object that's about 15 in. (38 cm) wide to wrap the yarn around - such as the back of a chair.
Remove the label from the yarn, then loosely wrap the yarn 5 times around the chair back.
As you wrap, occasionally slide the ball of yarn under and then over the previous wraps - you want to slightly tangle the yarn strands.
When you've finished wrapping the yarn 5 times, both ends of the yarn will be in the same place.
Wrap the longer yarn end around all 5 of the wrapped strands a few times, then knot both ends of the yarn. Slide the wraps off the chair and trim the yarn ends at the knot.