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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
  • In Stock 1 $84.99

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WEBSPlastic and Metal Swift and Ball Winder Combo
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Can withstand use (12)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

  • Limited function (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (28)
  • Professional (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (6)

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.

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4.0

Good value for combo!

By Jenn B

from Florida

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

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

    Love having the SWIFT and ball winder. If you get serious about knitting, you will appreciate having these tools at your disposal to wind hanks of yarn into manageable "cakes" of yarn. This is super easy to use and very portable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    How did I survive without this?

    By Melissa

    from Connecticut

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Limited Function

    Best Uses

    • Home

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

    My DH bought me this winder and swift for Christmas because he was sick of holding the yarn for me. I LOVE the winder. I am not as sure about the swift. If I had it to over, I would have had him spend the extra money to get the combo with the wooden swift (I picked the gift). I have not had any problems, I just wish the swift were sturdier. Since I am not knitting with heavy yarn that much right now, it is fine.

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    • Yes

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    4.0

    Does what I need it to do.

    By Sue

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Professional

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

      I recently frogged 4 worn out sweaters and used the swift to make skeins of the crimped yarn. Then I washed out the crimp, and wound the yarn into balls on the ballwinder. The combo worked well together.

      I wish the clamps opened wider so that I could use them on my kitchen table, which is 1-3/4 inch thick.

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      • No

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      5.0

      An awesome product

      By Barb the Knitter

      from Williamstown, Mass.

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

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

        A perfect product to use.

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        • Yes

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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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          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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              Cons

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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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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Swift and Ball Winder Combo

                  By Ali109

                  from Wellington, New Zealand

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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