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Yarn Ball Winder


Transform hanks or skeins into compact center-pull balls that sit nicely while you knit. A clamp secures the ball winder to the table while you wind skeins up to 100 grams or 3.5 ounces. Best when used in tandem with a Yarn Swift.

Note: The metal yarn guide arm comes folded against the ball winder for shipping. The guide arm needs to be moved and positioned opposite the winding handle for correct operation.
Item No. 82500

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3 out of 5 stars

I like this winder but am VERY disappointed that it does not come with a handle.

2 out of 5 stars

When it works, it works fairly well, but it's not a winder built to last. I had mine for 2-3 years (winding maybe 2-3 skeins per month) before it started making an extremely loud snapping noise and being very stiff while winding. If you're on a budget this is a good buy, but if you can wait and save up I'd buy elsewhere.

5 out of 5 stars

I have used my same yarn winder for over 40 years. One thing, you have to hold the yarn above the metal eye and do not expect to be a "swifty" winder. Slow and steady. The "cakes' of yarn are easy to knit with and sometimes when I have a new ball that doesn't want to release from the inside, I rewind it on the winder for easier knitting. I also make sure the yarn winder is on a sturdy surface. I have been knitting for over 60 years and would not be without one.

3 out of 5 stars

Girls, I found a little comment on a forum and it helps me to discover how to fix my yarn ball winder. I’ve make a video. It’s in Portuguese but images are self-explaining.

5 out of 5 stars

I see some scary reviews about balls flying off and noises and breakage, however for one...I’m pleased.Came as part of Tame Your Yarn tool set. Within 5 minutes, I had converted a sloppy skein to a hank then to a perfect cake. Loving the swift winder combo. Glad I splurged. Will lead to more joyous yarn play.

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