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Knitting Yarn Swift

$49.99 23% off

An essential tool for any knitter or crocheter, the Yarn Swift holds your hanks or skeins of yarn in place as you wind them into balls.

Simply clamp the swift onto a table or counter top to start winding yarn neatly and easily. Starting with the umbrella in the down position, place the open loop of the hank over the swift and pull it lightly so the far side of the hank is against the center of the umbrella. Then, use your free hand to slide up the umbrella clamp and open the umbrella to snuggly fit the circumference of the hank. Finally, secure the umbrella clamp in place and then wind away!

For added durability, the swift features metal hardware. The metal screws feature a plastic stopper at the end to prevent scratches when clamping the swift onto a table. For best results, use in tandem with the Knit Picks ball winder. Measures approx. 26" (66cm) in diameter (68"/173cm circumference) and 26" (66cm) tall when open. Clamp opening fits tables up to 1 1/2" thick.

Note for retail customers: This item ships separately. No additional charges are required. Orders containing a swift cannot be expedited. If you wish to have the rest of your order expedited, place a separate order for the swift.
Retail: $64.99 Item No. 82008


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5 out of 5 stars

Bought this as a gift for myself to give my husband a break! It was extremely easy to setup and took little effort. I hooked it up to my yarn winder and winded an entire hank of yarn in less than 2 minutes. Very smooth and I highly recommend it!!

5 out of 5 stars

I really liked the yarn swift before this one but it needed a few tweaks. You guys out did yourselves! This swift is amazing! So many little details are added. I really like the addition of a plastic/silicone product on the tips of the screws. When you tighten the swift to your table, you don't mark up the table, even if it is the underside. The swift is smooth and it functions beautifully! This is perfect for a home knitter. This will be the last swift you purchase. I am tickled. I love this and it is a joy to wind yarn balls.

5 out of 5 stars

Why did I wait years to buy a "real" swift. This is beautifully made and sturdy. The clamp is interesting: it's a wide notch in the base, with a turn screw to attach it to any table; you might want to put a pad of cotton at the place where the screw tightens against your furniture. The swift has a knurl of a round disk that moves up to lock your umbrella in place with another screw. For the person who's swift won't move, is it possible you cinched the disk too tightly up against the swift? It's just to keep the swift from dropping down the shaft, not to tighten it against the top.

5 out of 5 stars

I finally decided to order the swift and I am completely satisfied. Wow, makes winding up those hanks of yarn a breeze. If I would have known this before, I would have ordered one immediately instead of getting all stressed out trying to wind those hanks without make too much of a tangled mess.

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this swift after purchasing the previous design for my sister. This design is a big improvement over the last. The metal screws hold everything nicely in place while you are winding your ball. The previous version had a wooden screw that did not keep the swift open. This version did not turn quite as smoothly, but it is still very good and works well.

5 out of 5 stars

This is absolutely one of the best purchases i have ever made. It is easy to use, the quality is really good and it saves time!

5 out of 5 stars

What am I doing wrong? I can't get my swift to revolve while trying to wind yarn?

5 out of 5 stars

I have to say that Knit Picks has GREAT customer service! They chased me down to make sure I was happy with my swift! I'm so happy----it revolves so easily and I'm thrilled to have it in combo with my winder (finally! for a long time I just unwound the yarn to the floor!). Thank you to you, A (and you know who you are!) for helping me get completely satisfied!!!!

5 out of 5 stars

My (non-knitting daughter) wanted to get me something for Christmas... I gave her my knit picks wish list and she purchased both the swift and ball winder......... FANTASTIC........ I was very nervous, but I was quickly rewarded...as they both worked superbly the very first time.... They are both of excellent quality and very sturdy....... Thank You for such great products... And my daughter thanks you for the great help that she received when ordering.... As she knew absolutely nothing about knitting or it's products.......

5 out of 5 stars

I just used this for the first time (with my KP yarn winder, and KP Gloss Lace yarn). I was terrified, if I'm being honest. I have come across some horror stories of people trying to use swifts themselves -and ending up with endless tangles and hours of tears. However, after a little initial time trying to figure out where the end was, and then which end to use once I found them, I found the whole process to be a breeze. The swift is sturdy and quite lovely, actually, and it spun freely without any issues at all. I'm thrilled, and I will now be more willing to buy hanks of yarn knowing that I can handle winding them with ease.

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, solid and easy to hook up to a table. I was very impressed with the quality of the product considering what I paid for it. Not only is it very useful but unlike the wire contraptions that look like a mutated umbrella, this wooden swift looks lovely, too.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this last year during a sale on both the swift and winder made by knit picks. I have used both all year long and have had no problems. The swift is easy to set up and use and collapses compactly for storage. My LYS will wind yarn into balls for free when bought there, but I have read that it isn't good to wind yarn until ready to use it. Now I have the option to wind whenever I want to.

5 out of 5 stars

This is not only beautiful, but works like a dream. This was a birthday present, and I highly recommend it for anyone who buys yarn by the hank.

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic swift! Can't believe I waited so long to purchase this swift! The wood is beautiful, smooth and nice weight. This swift is not flimsy at all. Big enough to handle the yarn, yet smartly built so it is compact and doesn't take up too much space. In fact, when table space is limited, I fasten to a dinning room chair and have plenty of room for the swift's diameter. Quite pleased with the portability, easily fits into my knit bag to "wind down at lunch." (I saved the netted cover, but could easily make a pouch for this heirloom!) Love this swift! If you have been waiting to purchase a swift. Wait no longer.

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful swift! It has a nice deep clamp for attaching it to a table, it glides open and closed with ease, and spins effortlessly. It works perfectly with the KP ball winder. Not only is it well made, it's pretty to look at! I'm so happy to have added this to my knitting toolbox. I no longer have to worry about expired parking meters when at the lys.