Medium: Smooth Laminated Birch
Vendor: Knit Picks
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Yarn Swift - Birch

$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.
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This item is available in the following discount bundles:

Basic Winding Station - Birch
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1 out of 5 stars

I received this as a gift purchased on Amazon. Unfortunately I did not have cause to use it until the day after the return period ended and when I did, one of the arms disconnected from the top midway through my first use of the swift. The hole where the wood arm secures to the wire at the top had cracked and is not easily fixable. Very disappointed that this did not live up to the quality I usually expect from knitpicks. Make sure you test your swift promptly before the return period ends! NOTE FROM KNIT PICKS: Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-574-1323. We would be happy to take care of this for you!

5 out of 5 stars

Just received this as well as a ball winder and immediately set it up to use. 5 minutes and I was no longer in possession of a sloppy skein but rather a perfectly caked center pull yarn bunch. Took it from skein to hank and then to cake with ease. Cannot wait to turn all my skeins into cakes for ease of use. This swift turns smoothly with no noise and easy set up. With proper care this should last forever. Glad I did not cheap out on this tool.

1 out of 5 stars

Used this swift twice and one of the arms broke already. Poor quality. What a waste of my money. NOTE FROM KNIT PICKS: It sounds like your yarn swift was defective. We would be happy to send a replacement. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-574-1323 for assistance.

4 out of 5 stars

I purchased this swift thru Amazon. It is sturdy and good quality. A friend has a plastic swift and this one shines far above. My only complaint is that the turn screw, not the bolt itself, but the knob on the umbrella column stripped after I balled 10 skeins. I have to take the screw to the hardware stor and try and figure out a way to make it work.

5 out of 5 stars

This swift is great- we have had great success and a lot of laughs figuring out how to use it. It's nice and sturdy and works well- what a time and headache saver. I should have bought it years ago!

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