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[Crochet] Yarn winder?

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Post time: 2017-6-15 11:57
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Looking to buy 1. Best ideas where to find 1?
Post time: 2017-7-12 02:02
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i saw mostly are like an umbrella,or if the amount is not too much ,you can simply tide figure 8
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Post time: 2017-7-23 22:18
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I had a cheap Knit Picks winder that fell apart pretty quickly.  I found the brand named "Royal" got good reviews and was reasonably priced and bought it.  I've been using it with an umbrella swift for over 2 years and no problems.    I not sure where you're shopping but most of the larger online yarn stores in the US carry them.  
Hope that helps, good luck
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Post time: 2017-8-2 16:28
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I second jademonkey, I have a Royal-style winder, with the box printed in Japanese (I've ordered it from a French site a couple of years ago). It works smoothly.

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I agree, very good.  Post time 2017-8-19 17:06
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Post time: 2017-8-18 22:52
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I ordered mine from ebay. Not the best, sometimes it pinches the yarn while winding up, but works if I'm careful.
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Post time: 2017-8-19 17:10
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I bought to boxes for my threads, the winder was a very strong one.
In a few second your thread is on the bobbin, I use pastic bobbins.
A wanna have, the best gift I have it's great.
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Post time: 2017-8-19 17:22
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On the internet, or hobby shop, where you can buy everything for your hobby.
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Post time: 2017-8-19 17:23
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On the internet, or in your hobby shop for cross-stich, crochet ect.
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Post time: 2017-8-28 22:15
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I've bought mine on ebay. Very good wool winder.
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Post time: 2017-9-16 05:35
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What you have described is called a swift.  It is used with a ball winder sometimes, but is not the same thing.  Swifts are for hanging an opened skein of yarn on (after you open it sort of like an umbrella, thus the name) and then you can either wind the ball in your hands, or wind into a center pull skein on a ball winder.  

My ball winders were made by Toyota - who used to make knitting machines and might still.  They used to ship the machines over inside of their cars, or so a dealer once told me!
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