View Full Version : Sift or Ball Winder/

09-09-2006, 08:51 PM
Can anyone tell me the difference between these two? If they are NOT the same, which is more useful?

09-09-2006, 09:07 PM
A swift holds the yarn, the winder rolls it into a center-pull ball. They work best together. I suppose you could hand-wind a ball with the yarn on the swift, or put the yarn around a chair back or someone's hands and use the ball winder. Here's a picture of them working together.

09-09-2006, 09:31 PM
I don't have a swift, I LOVE, LOVE my ball winder!! When I have yarn in hanks, I simply put the hank over the back of the computer chair I'm sitting in now and it works fine for me :wink:

09-09-2006, 09:34 PM
I do the same as Rebecca and my chair spins so that helps too.

09-10-2006, 07:36 AM
Thanks all. Now it make sense. Oh, BTW, one day I'll learn how to spell and to type! Maybe. LOL