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WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift 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 100". 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.

If the ball winder and wooden swift are in stock, please disregard the backorder status of this combo. This item is in stock and ready to ship.

 

$99.99 each
  • Backordered $99.99

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WEBSBall Winder and Wooden Swift Combo
 
4.8

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (45)
  • Can withstand use (25)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (39)
  • Professional (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo

I purchased the ball winder and swift in order to facilitate dealing with hanks of yarn. The winder is the same winder used at my local yarn shop and the swift is very similar. ...Read complete review

I purchased the ball winder and swift in order to facilitate dealing with hanks of yarn. The winder is the same winder used at my local yarn shop and the swift is very similar. You simply attached the items to a sturdy surface (I use my quilting table), load the hanks onto the swift frame, thread the winder and away you go. I turned several hours worth of hand winding into a short one hour session. I also cleaned up several mangled skeins. When you are done, simply unscrew the items and put them away.

I would like to say this will solve the problems of world hunger and bring peace to all, but that would be inaccurate. I will say, instead, that the ball winder and swift are underrated as technological advancements. If you are at the stage in your knitting that you are considering a ball winder and swift, this will certainly fill the bill nicely. They are sturdily constructed and easy to use, thus I anticipate having them for a good long time, which should result in peace in my household if not in the rest of the world. And since you will no longer be standing in line at the local yarn shop waiting to wind your hanks, you will be home in time for lunch or dinner. Overall, an excellent investment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Swift is great; ball winder not so much

The swift operates perfectly, but the ball winder is problematic. I do not know if it is defective or if all of them are like this, but the yarn guide will not stay...Read complete review

The swift operates perfectly, but the ball winder is problematic. I do not know if it is defective or if all of them are like this, but the yarn guide will not stay in place, it flops and falls over; this creates the need to literally hold it in place with finger and thumb while winding in order to not end up with a royal mess. I'll be attempting to find a different model to see if there is another that works with greater consistency.

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5.0

Ball winder and swift combo

By Abbie

from Brunswick, Maine

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

    I purchased the combination ball winder and swift. It arrived in a very timely fashion and in good shape. I was pleased to find the swift was made in Finland, a country I used to live in, imagine my surprise. I set up the swift and ball winder on the kitchen counter and proceeded to wind my yarn without any major mishaps, I was so excited about using my new tools. Next time I will take it slower and read the directions before jumping in.
    Overall I am very happy with my purchase and have no complaints.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Ball Winder and Wooden Swift

    By Joey the Knitter

    from Dammeron Valley, UT

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Knitting

      Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

      Product is great. I don't have to bother my husband anymore to hold the skeins while I make them into balls of yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Swift is great; ball winder not so much

      By Harrowgate

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not Entirely Funcional

      Best Uses

        Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

        The swift operates perfectly, but the ball winder is problematic. I do not know if it is defective or if all of them are like this, but the yarn guide will not stay in place, it flops and falls over; this creates the need to literally hold it in place with finger and thumb while winding in order to not end up with a royal mess. I'll be attempting to find a different model to see if there is another that works with greater consistency.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Keep the swift & forget the ball winder!

        By Niblett's Mom

        from Southern Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Save Yourself Money Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

            Save yourself money, wasted time, and a ton of frustration, by NOT BUYING this ball winder! It's absolutely worthless! As you wind the ball, the winder wiggles itself off the table! The metal rod can NOT be locked into place, and falls over almost immediately! The only way to get it to stay upright is to have someone hold it the whole time! Also, the yarn gets wrapped all around the winder, and you have to take everything apart, and start all over again. I eventually put the winder away, and wound the ball by hand, using a knitting needle.

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            5.0

            Great Alternative for Winding Yarn

            By JuliesJewels

            from Katy, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

              I love ordering yarn online but hate trying to find a LYS that will wind the yarn into a ball. This yarn wonder is a perfect low cost solution to my problem. It works well and allows me to wind my yarn into balls at my convenience. I'd definitely recommend this to any avid knitter!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just made knitting a whole lot easier

              By Rural Traveler

              from Ohio

              About Me Non Expert Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Winding Yarn No Surprise

                Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                Should have bought these years ago. Much, much faster, easier and neater than winding yarn by hand.

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                5.0

                basic equipment

                By AZ jc

                from Apache Junction AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Professional

                  Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                  These pieces of equipment allow you to wind yarn into balls from skeins. Without these winding yarn into balls is very mush more time consuming and frustrating.

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                  3.0

                  Not Quite Sure

                  By Jackie

                  from Anderson, SC

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                        It was difficult to use because all of my counter tops and furniture has rounded edged and both come loose when I am using them. You really can't use it unless you have perfectly squared off edges on your furniture or counter top.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Get ready to create in a big hurry!

                        By shetax

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Can Withstand Use
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                          The swift and baller made quick work or the yarn I ordered. I recently rediscovered knitting and this product got knitting a new project in less than half an hour.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          delivery was very fast

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Finally, no more winding yarn by hand!

                          By Mommabear

                          from Canada

                          About Me Experienced

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                          Pros

                          • Compact Easy To Store
                          • Easy to set up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Flexible
                          • Fun to use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                            Finally, after many, many years of winding hanks of yarn by hand (using the back of a chair) and being frustrated by knots and tangling, I decided to invest in a swift and ball winder -- and am so glad I did. Now, instead of taking 1/2 hour or more to wind a hank manually, it takes about 5 minutes -- and best of all, no tangles at all. I love the way the swift and ball winder work together. If I were to buy a buy winder again, I would consider an electric one, vs the one you have to wind manually. Not a big deal, but that way both my hands would be free and I could be knitting while winding at the same time.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Delivery was very quick and the products arrived in a big box and in excellent condition. The shipping wasn't cheap ($30.00 CAD) however, it was well worth it as the package was quite heavy and cumbersome and price-wise the swift and ball winder combo were less expensive than one locally that was comparable. Customer service at WEBS is awesome -- very prompt, courteous and knowledgeable.

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