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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 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Can withstand use (12)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

  • Limited function (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (29)
  • Professional (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), 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

almost perfect

By the knitter

from New York

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Needed Repair To Work
  • Winder Arrived With Crack

Best Uses

  • Home

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

Makes winding skeins very easy
Balls a little loose and fall away easily but not terrible

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  • No

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5.0

Works well

By Clarice6149

from Boston

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This combo works well so far. The cakes,of yarn look just like the ones from the yarn store. I have used the swift to make skeins of yarn that I have unravelled from other projects as well as using it to hold new skeins to wrap into cakes.

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      • No

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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.

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        • 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

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          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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              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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                  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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