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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.

 

$104.99 each
  • Backordered $104.99

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WEBSBall Winder and Wooden Swift Combo
 
4.8

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Can withstand use (24)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (38)
    • Professional (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (20), Novice (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40), 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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    Not Quite Sure

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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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                  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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                    5.0

                    AWESOME!

                    By SharonR

                    from Toronto, Canada

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                      I received the combo swift and ball winder in less than a week from ordering it. Shipping to Canada was pricey as the box was heavy and big, but it was worth the $32.00 shipping as I have not seen a similar product in Canada. The combo swift and ball winder are easy to use. The swift did not come with instructions but luckily YouTube had tons of 'how to' videos. The ball winder did come with very detailed instructions. Quality is very good and very easy to use. I would three skeins in about 10 minutes -- usualy it would take me an hour / skein to wind manually so it's a great time saver and the cakes turn out beautifully.

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                      5.0

                      I should have bought this sooner!

                      By SueA

                      from Penna.

                      About Me Avid Learner

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Time And Energy Saver

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                        This saves so much time and frustration. I absolutely love it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Well made.

                        By Karlene913

                        from Newark, DE

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Can Withstand Use
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fantastic
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                            Versatile, as it accommodates multiple size skeins.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Ball Winder & Wooden Swift

                            By Catzy

                            from Cincinnati, Ohio

                            About Me Anyone Can Master, Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Center Pull Balls
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Written Directions
                            • Great Video On Webs

                            Cons

                            • Fits Smaller Lipped Table
                            • Limited Function
                            • Swift Hard To Expand

                            Best Uses

                            • Easy
                            • Fast
                            • Home

                            Comments about WEBS Ball Winder and Wooden Swift Combo:

                            I've been wanting one of these for about a year and was not disappointed with the ease of use and the quality of the wound balls. I think the trouble I'm having with raising the swift may be due to the newness of the mechanism.
                            The Ball Winder is as promised.

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