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Yarn Winder 345009

If you’re only planning to use it on partial skeins, a 4 oz winder would suffice. The largest yarn winder I own can hold up to 10 oz of yarn which is plenty for me (and I’m sure the average user as well). For reference, those “average” skeins I mentioned above are typically around 7 oz each so you could wind an entire skein plus some on this guy. If you have a lot of yarn, invest in a yarn ball winder… I have not discovered a way to create a yarn ball from a skein or cake yet, except for good old-fashioned winding it by hand.

If you purchase yarn in hanks, you will be much happier if you invest in a yarn swift as well as a winder. When you untwist a hank, it will look like a large circle of yarn. The swift will spin in a circle while you wind the yarn into a cake with your winder.

If you ever buy yarn in a hank you can’t work with it in that form, it has to balled before crocheting. What is the purpose of re-winding your yarn from a skein to a ball? I had never heard about doing that before coming here and just wanting to know what the benefits might be! I’ve always use used straight from the skein and didn’t know any differently. Crank extends 2 1/4″ from the back of the yarn winder. In addition to this yarn cutter which I did buy, Boye and Emborsky have teamed up to provide The Crochet Dude Collection, a line of crochet tools and instructions.

Many wood yarn winders are handcrafted with an attention to detail. If the yarn winder is kept on display in a craft room, a polished versana wood yarn winder generally looks nicer than cheaper plastic options. Keep turning the handle until the yarn swift is empty.

Since yarn winders are also affordable, with some options starting at around $20, they’re a must-have tool for crafters who frequently wind yarn. Most yarn winders for home use are manual, with a hand crank to wind the yarn. These winders are suitable for the average hobbyist because they’re easy to use and affordable. Using a manual yarn winder is a hands-on process requiring crafters to crank the winder and control the yarn tension.

And I get asthma attacks if lots of tiny lint particles get into the air. If the yarn guides are OK, how about the cake size? Are there problems with yarns at the other end of the spectrum, viz, unplied lace and fingering weights?

Look for well-reviewed yarn winders from reputable brands to ensure a pleasant setup and use. A good yarn winder is easy to assemble so crafters can get to winding right away. Many yarn winders have a built-in clamp to attach the device to a table. When using those with wider worktables, crafters should make sure the clamp will open wide enough.

For novice crafters and infrequent users, an inexpensive yarn winder is likely the right choice. The Knit Picks Yarn Ball Winder is a budget-friendly yarn winder. Although affordable, it’s made from sturdy plastic and features an appealing white and purple design. This compact unit has a capacity of 3.5 ounces, which is useful for caking smaller skeins. For more serious hobbyists and yarn spinners or dyers, it may be worth the investment for an electric yarn winder.