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Ladybug Lady
08-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Has anyone bought the yarn winder that Knit Picks now carries? I'm curious as to the quality since they're only charging $20.00 for it. It's either really good and affordable, like all the other things they carry, or it's crappy and you get what you pay for.

Please share your experiences with this product.

Thanks!

JudyD
08-31-2009, 07:01 AM
I have one and I find it works well for small skeins. I still wind other skeins by hand into center-pull balls.

JudyD

knitpurlgurl
08-31-2009, 08:08 AM
I'm anxious to know as well - my winder's gears have stripped and I need a new one. I can buy one from JoAnns for slightly more than KnitPicks and wondered which I should buy.

mwhite
08-31-2009, 09:17 AM
I just love my ball winder from Knitpicks! AND remember, if you click on a Knitpicks advertisement from the KH site, it actually helps support KH! :thumbsup:

margz3
08-31-2009, 09:21 AM
Agreed - I like mine, but it really will only do small skeins.

mwhite
08-31-2009, 09:23 AM
Has anyone bought the yarn winder that Knit Picks now carries? I'm curious as to the quality since they're only charging $20.00 for it. It's either really good and affordable, like all the other things they carry, or it's crappy and you get what you pay for.

Please share your experiences with this product.

Thanks!

I bought a ball winder from an Ebay site and it was HORRIBLE....the thread guide moved back and forth and got out of sinc just from winding one ball....the core was stationary and it created a horrible mess! So, I ordered one from Knitpicks and it is SUPER!!! The core moves, thread guide is stationary.....balls are perfectly wound! I love mine and the $20 pricetag was a bonus! It's plastic but very well made. I knit lace primarily so my skeins are usually between 440 - 1100 yards but laceweight. Mary

Debbie
08-31-2009, 09:29 AM
My experience with Knit Picks is that what ever it is... if it doesn't work, or you don't like it, or it breaks ... they will send you a new one quickly and with a smile !

Ladybug Lady
08-31-2009, 10:35 AM
Thank you all for you input! I have decided that I'll get the ball winder with my next Knit Picks order. :D

mwhite
08-31-2009, 11:47 AM
My experience with Knit Picks is that what ever it is... if it doesn't work, or you don't like it, or it breaks ... they will send you a new one quickly and with a smile !

This is true and they are very prompt as well!

janae1987
03-15-2011, 10:39 AM
i just got my ball winder from knitpicks this weekend - it is amazing! i have been able to wind brand new big red heart skeins and it does amazing!