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    Royal Ball Winder

    A ball winder is an indispensable tool for working with yarn. This solidly-made ball winder will wind approximately 4 oz. center-pull balls direct from the swift or a cone. Easily clamps to a table or loom bench for stability and ease of use.

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    4.6

    (based on 29 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Easy to use (24)
    • Can withstand use (12)
    • Versatile (4)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A little gem...and hand-saver

      I bought one of these a few years ago thinking it was a self-indulgent little treat...and boy, was I wrong!

      Winding yarn into cakes lets me organize my stash...Read complete review

      I bought one of these a few years ago thinking it was a self-indulgent little treat...and boy, was I wrong!

      Winding yarn into cakes lets me organize my stash and workbag (DeWalt and Husky gator bags) better. The center-pull yarn cakes treat the yarn nicely by giving them structure (I wind a band of old-fashioned adding-machine paper tape around each cake, with the yarn label taped on). It saves my working hands and wrists from the painful repetitive motions of winding. It goes really fast! The cakes are much less prone to "yarn barf." And it makes the continual pulling out of lengths of yarn in use much easier and smoother. I normally park my in-process yarn cakes in a small metal mixing bowl or various plastic bins.

      Also I live with a house chicken, and while normally demure, she turns into SoccerSaurus when a rolling/in-use yarn ball is visible. The yarn cake format doesn't seem to intrigue her as much, so she settles for kicking finished unmated socks around the room.

      I used to be frustrated by the size limit of about 100 g (which you can extend a bit if you work carefully and gently nudge the guide-loop wire outward while controlling the angle the yarn feeds onto the spool). Over time I've gotten used to it.

      Best of all, winding my stash into yarn cakes has, ahem, let me buy more yarn. You can take that as a cautionary observation. Neatly wrapped yarn cakes take up much less space than the various balls and skeins. I have a rule that I cannot buy more yarn unless there is space in my existing storage system.

      One last thing, I use this tool to wind yarn cakes from skeins directly off the yarn swift I hacked from an IKEA tabletop lazy susan. It might also work with the other sorts of swifts as well.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good for small balls

      This works great as long as you don't want more than a 4oz ball. It is pretty useless to wind any larger hanks or skeins.

      This works great as long as you don't want more than a 4oz ball. It is pretty useless to wind any larger hanks or skeins.

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      4.0

      Might actually be perfect

      By Hanna

      from Albuquerque, NM

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        Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

        Works like a charm. I've been winding a lot of lace weight yarn, with no breaks and no issues when working with the balls. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because I've only had it for a couple months. It seems like it will stand the test of time, but I can't attest to that as of now.

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By seaslugs

        from San Diego, CA

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          Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

          I borrowed one first from a friend and loved it so much that I decided to buy the exact same ball winder from Royal. It works easily enough that I haven't bothered buying a swift to pair with it. I just loops the yarn hank around my left hand and elbow, insert one end to through the guide loop into the holding notch, and wind with my right hand. Delicate yarns might need more specific handling.

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          5.0

          Just what I wanted

          By Lynda

          from Dublin, OH

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            Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

            This is just what I wanted. It works exactly as I had hoped.

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            5.0

            LOOOOVE

            By Anna

            from Farmington NY

            About Me Intermediate

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            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Use
            • Quick

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              Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

              This makes balling so quick and easy. I had previously bought a swift and balled by hand but after using one of these at my LYS I decided I just had to have one, since I do purchase a lot from Webs.
              I don't have anything negative to say about it except it is a pricey item, but well worth it!

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              5.0

              Simple and easy to use

              By Bleusoleil40

              from Gatineau, Qc, Canada

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                Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

                Easy to ball yarn.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Was delivered with a week, however as I feared there were duties to be paid since I live in Canada. Otherwise, perfect.

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                5.0

                Love this ball winder

                By Kathy

                from Arizona

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                  Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

                  Love this ball winder. Had a cheaper one that I always fought with. The Royal ball winder is easy to use and winds smoothly. I highly recommend it. Don't waste money on a cheaper model

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt service

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                  4.0

                  Why didn't I buy one years ago?

                  By Pinch of Salt

                  from Belmont, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                  • Made Of Plastic

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                  Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

                  This gadget, along with my yarn swift, has turned making balls of yarn out of hanks from a chore to a joy. It works so fast. It took me two or three balls to get my technique for threading it down pat, but since then using it has been a breeze. It's been only a few months since I purchased it, but this winder seems to be holding up well.

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                  5.0

                  great product

                  By HeleneG

                  from Medicine Hatn Ab

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                      Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

                      This was super easy to use.

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                      5.0

                      Great quality

                      By Ingi

                      from Bella Vista, AR

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                      Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

                      Easy to use and store after use. Fits right back into the box.

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                      4.0

                      so far so good

                      By Carmen a quilter who loves to knit.

                      from beautiful southern california

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                      Comments about Royal Ball Winder:

                      This is the first ball winder I've purchased based on reviews. Webs had the best price.
                      I've used it a few times and it works great. Very smooth and easy to use. This brand was highly recommended as being very reliable. I hope to up this in a year with a more glowing review.

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