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Used to go to my local yarn shop to wind large skeins, but it's so nice to do it at home. This swift is a good price and is ease to set up and take down. I can't get it to fit back in its storage case, but that doesn't really bother me....
Lacis Umbrella Swift Yarn Winder
- Umbrella Swift Yarn Winder is made of durable plastic
- The purpose of this tool is for supporting skeins of yarns of various sizes for winding and balling off hanks of yarn
- It has a table clamp with wooden twist screws to hold it in place and spins freely as you wind your skeins on your yarn ball winder (not included).
- For use with yarn hanks with a 60 inch circumference
- Integral handle permits use as a winder; adjustable clamp permits vertical; horizontal; or angled operation
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Used to go to my local yarn shop to wind large skeins, but it's so nice to do it at home. This swift is a good price and is ease to set up and take down. I can't get it to fit back in its storage case, but that doesn't really bother me.Read More
Works well, stores small. I like it. Winds a 4.25 ft skein--if it did 2 yard skeins it would be perfect!Read More
Very straight forward to setup and use. If the knitter on your life doesn't have one this will spare your hands and armsRead More
Not a work horse by any means, it is an excellent machine that does the job and folds up compactly taking up little storage space. I'm glad I bought it.Read More
I love this yarn swift. The price is great and it works smoothly. It is small and folds up to fit in a small transportable case. I'm so happy with this purchase. It works well for large and small skeins and turns very smoothly.Read More
For the money, this swift does the job and would be good for a hobby crafter, but as a professional designer with a heavy volume use, mine broke after a couple of months and was irreparable. The joints seem flimsy and the whole thing wobbles like crazy, even after I had my husband tighten it. I tried it at various angles and it just wouldn't hold still! Still, if I only had to use it occasionally, I wouldn't want to spend more on a nicer one. But since I use it every day, I now need to spend more to get better quality. Oh, this one squeaked horribly, but a little WD-40 fixed that.Read More
The swift is exactly as advertised. I do suggest mounting it as shown in the pictures so that it is side mounted instead of straight up on a table. If mounted going upwards on a table, the tail end of the yarn is likely to wind around the shaft of the swift. It's very easy to set up and use, and easy to take down. There is a plastic case included, and it can be a tad fussy to close up but I suspect over time it will become easier. It is truly a lightweight swift, I doubt it could handle a skein of bulky weight yarn like Cascade Eco, but for 50-100 gram skeins of laceweight to worsted, it's great. It's a great travel swift for people who go to knitting camps, etc.Read More
This swift is plastic, instead of wood like all the more expensive models, but I think that makes it even less likely to snag the yarn. The umbrella swift performed just as I expected it to, and it only cost half what the others do when they're on sale! I've never been able to afford one before. I also appreciated the fact that it had a hard plastic case for storage, so it is well protected as I lug it around!Read More
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