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4.5

WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo

Tired of using up time winding twist hanks and skeins into balls instead of knitting? Stop using chair backs, family and friends and invest in a ball winder and swift. The swift is sturdy and lightweight and opens to 60". It can hold skeins up to one pound. The clamp at the base allows it to be easily attached to a table edge or shelf and can pivot for use at any angle. The ball winder will create 4 oz. center pull balls.

Separately, the swift retails for $49.99 and the ball winder for $45.99. Buy them together for an incredible deal that you won’t find anywhere else!

Please disregard the backorder status. If both the ball winder and swift are in stock, this item will be ready to ship. 

$84.99 each
  • Backordered $84.99

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WEBSPlastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Can withstand use (10)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (24)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Novice (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Wonderful Time Saver!

    I have been wanting to buy these for quite some time. I have gotten into the habit of winding my yarn into a ball (more like an egg for me) before starting a...Read complete review

    I have been wanting to buy these for quite some time. I have gotten into the habit of winding my yarn into a ball (more like an egg for me) before starting a project so I do not run into any knot along the way. Now that I am into knitting socks and I have bought some hanks, I needed a swift too! I just bought it yesterday so I have only wound a few balls of yarn so far. It is so quick and easy! I love how it feeds from the center and the cake of yarn does not move anymore while I am knitting! I am very happy with these two products!!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sorry I bought this

    Swift collapses while heavy yarn is winding.

    Swift collapses while heavy yarn is winding.

    Reviewed by 28 customers

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    5.0

    Love My Swift and Ball Winder Combo

    By ForMomCrochet

    from Oberlin, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

      Easy to use- winds yarn easily. Love being able to skip waiting in line to have my yarn wound- especially on yarn tours!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Don't turn too fast!

      By Jaynut

      from Nebraska

      About Me Gift-giver Knitter

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Turn Slowly Please

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

      My husband and I learned the hard way that you can get a "backlash" (think fishing reels) if you get turning too fast! We had a lot to undo and try again. Had to work much more slowly on the remainder of that hank of yarn and the next ones. But the resulting pull skeins work fine.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Yarn swifter and ball winder

      By Mom of two Tonks

      from Stratham NH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

        This was a great purchase....I have struggled with hanks, spending hours...this was worth every penny!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love!

        By Rev Jan

        from NC

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

              I love this combo! I've wanted these two items for a long time. Found this combo and took a chance. Watched the Webs video on how to use and it was a breeze!

              Works very well. Some have said the swift is flimsy; I would not call it flimsy. It is flexible (which it needs to be) but is sturdy and works well. The ball winder works flawlessly.

              This thing is so much fun that I am even winding my regular skeins like Vanna's Choice, etc (can't use the swift on those, of course)! It is relaxing and I de-stress making pretty cakes with it.

              One really bad thing: it fuels my yarn addiction and makes me want to buy even more just so I can wind more cakes!!

              :D

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              • No

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              3.0

              Swift and Ball Winder Combo

              By Ali109

              from Wellington, New Zealand

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

              Would like some clear English instructions.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              love it

              By Surose312

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Directions Are Laughable
              • Seems A Little Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

              It works great and makes hanks or leftover skeins into balls with ease. I love that it makes center pull balls (can pull from the outside if you choose).

              The "directions" with the swift are good for a laugh but not much else. The translation is terrible and I still laugh over pushing the non-existent "red buffon" (orange button). Since I'd never used one or seen one, the directional video on Webs' website was a definite plus.

              The swift seems a little flimsy but I've used it a ton and it's holding up very well. The ball winder can be a bit moody with certain yarns but it's still 100 times easier than hand winding and going nice and slow with those yarns gets the job done.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A very handy tool!

              By Beth

              from Moon Twp., PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • None That I Can Think Of

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

              Don't know what I did without it!

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this again

              By Lani

              from St. Charles, MO

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

                Works great, very easy to use

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                • No

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                5.0

                Swift and Winder

                By Knit with Krit

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Avid Knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

                  I love these two items - I have them set up and leave them up all the time. It makes winding yarn so much easier than winding it into a ball. I recommend it highly!

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love it!

                  By OnTheEdge

                  from Yonkers, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about WEBS Plastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo:

                    I kept going back and forth on getting an all wood swift or the metal ones. I like the look of the wood ones, but the wood screw to tighten it down with didn't seam like such a great idea. I'm very happy with this purchase. The swift is compact enough to store away and easy enough to use. It turns very smoothly (perhaps too smoothly). I haven't used a real heavy hank on it yet, but overall it seems to be worth the money spent.

                    The ball winder is great as well. Not much I can say about it other then it works like it is suppose to.

                    I also did 2 day shipping and it was here before expected. WEBS is great and I will order from them again!

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