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Topic: swift VS skeinwinder: what's the difference?  (Read 1487 times)
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« on: November 14, 2008 05:27:02 PM »

so i've been knitting and spinning for two years, but only with minimal equipment *ie, whatever i could afford, as i know a lot of people do*. when i bought a ball winder, the LYS OWNER didn't tell me i'd need a skeinwinder or swift, so my poor husband's had the job ever since.

after winding 1250 yards of lace weight bamboo *which tangeld more than once* we've mutually decided to get a skeinwinder (or swift). so i'm wondering: what's the difference??? they seem to both do the exact same job....
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008 06:03:50 AM »

They do the same thing.  Skeinwinders orient the skeins vertically and swifts horizontally.

the Woolery has both

http://www.woolery.com/Pages/spinaccess.html
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009 03:39:12 AM »

I can't afford either  Sad so I use a wooden baby gate. I just put the yarn on and adjust the tension.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009 07:04:43 AM »

instructables.com has a couple of yarnswift patterns--one of them is wood and looks just like many of the expensive ones. Cost me about $10 to make myself and it was very simple--I only had to ask my boyfriend a few questions/help.
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