| | Promotion|
| | |

PinDIY

 Forgot password?
 Register
View: 1297|Reply: 23
Collapse the left

[Crochet] Yarn winder?

[Copy link]
Share reward rankings

Gp: United States

Post time: 2017-6-15 11:57
| Show all posts |Read mode
Looking to buy 1. Best ideas where to find 1?
Post time: 2017-9-16 05:35
| Show all posts
joeys 2017-7-12 02:02
i saw mostly are like an umbrella,or if the amount is not too much ,you can simply tide figure 8

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!
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2018-3-29 05:31
| Show all posts
DehbiK 2017-9-16 05:35
What you have described is called a swift.  It is used with a ball winder sometimes, but is not th ...


I have a reel that was my grandmother's! She is 40 years old but she is perfect. It keeps selling, you ask for manual winder. Although I do not know if it will be the same quality as that of the '70s. I saw some nice and cheap pages in China, but I really do not know the quality and if they work for a very intense use
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-7-23 22:18
| Show all posts
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
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2018-1-31 02:03
| Show all posts
I'm flirting with the idea of buying one from aliexpress. Ladies in my knitting group have brought those pretty cheap red and white yarn winders and say those work fine.

I really only want to wind yarn cakes so I can dye them, so I guess those would be fine for me... but probably they are not heavy duty ones.
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2018-5-15 05:44
| Show all posts
I use the Stanwood Needlecraft Large Metal Winder. I got mine of Amazon. It's a beast and is still going strong after 5 years of constant use. I love it and highly recommend it over any plastic one.
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-8-19 17:10
| Show all posts
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.
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-8-2 16:28
| Show all posts
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.

Comments

I agree, very good.  Post time 2017-8-19 17:06
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-11-19 22:14
| Show all posts
Edited by purlsandcurls at 2017-11-19 22:15

An Amish style swift is a great option.

Ordered mine through amazon, ChiaoGoo Amish Design Wooden Yarn Swift. They have several options to choose from.

Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2018-4-25 15:51
| Show all posts
I bought the Boye swift. It was terrible! I have resorted to using my knees to keep the hank tight and then wind into a ball. Its tricky but I was desperate
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-8-18 22:52
| Show all posts
I ordered mine from ebay. Not the best, sometimes it pinches the yarn while winding up, but works if I'm careful.
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-7-12 02:02
| Show all posts
i saw mostly are like an umbrella,or if the amount is not too much ,you can simply tide figure 8
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-8-19 17:22
| Show all posts
On the internet, or hobby shop, where you can buy everything for your hobby.
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-8-19 17:23
| Show all posts
On the internet, or in your hobby shop for cross-stich, crochet ect.
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

Post time: 2017-8-28 22:15
| Show all posts
I've bought mine on ebay. Very good wool winder.
Reply Support Not support

Use magic Report

You have to log in before you can reply Login | Register

Points Rules

||||FAQ|||Dark room|||www.pindiy.com

2018-6-25 20:09 GMT+8 , Processed in 0.048065 sec., 20 queries , Gzip On, Redis On.

© 2009-2018 811

Quick Reply To Top Return to the list