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Secksiebrat 04-11-2007 10:42 PM

If I may make a "swift" recommondation...
No PUN intended. I bought a swift off ebay and I used it for the first time with my ball winder tonight. It was perfect.

I thought I'd make a post to tell others about my swift since I love it so much. BTW I do not know this seller personally, but couldn't help but share his wonderful swift with others.

Seller Name: cbgerstner

That is a direct link to one that he has up for auction. He packages the swift VERY nicely and even included 2 extra "pegs" incase one is lost or broken. He is very speedy shipping and for all the swifts I have looked at, by far the nicest and at a very reasonable price. You will NOT be disappointed :)


I know what my mom is getting for her birthday :)[/url]

BinkyKat 04-11-2007 10:49 PM

this is the kind of swift i want. i haven't used my ballwinder i got last year because i'm waiting for a swift. my dh is handy and i would love to have him sort of participate in my hobby and make me one like this. he can whip stuff like this. heck, it could be something to make $ too. i'm glad to hear you like this style as no one around here has that kind so i can really try one out.
brilliant! enjoy! :happydance:

Yarn Doc 04-12-2007 01:07 AM

I recently bought the same swift from this seller and I can vouch for his/her product. I love mine! The one I got is foldable for easy storage. It works like a dream, and the price is great! Wuv the new swift....

orcoastknitter 04-12-2007 01:14 AM

I have a yarn swift made from this pattern . It works great.

marykz 04-12-2007 08:54 AM

thanks for the link/ review!! now I know what I want for Mom's day... I really like how it folds up.

Mulderknitter 04-12-2007 08:56 AM

that looks really nice. Does it really work that well without being clamped? :shrug:

GinnyG 04-12-2007 09:02 AM

After MUCH looking I finally purchased a swift online from JoAnn's (using the 40% off coupon). It has arrived but I have not yet tried it. I did see the one you posted but was concerned withat even with the multiple holes it might night be "just the right" size for all yarn. The one from JoAnns is the umbrella style. Let's hope I can figure out how to use it :??

Sanibelle 04-12-2007 09:05 AM

I showed my husband a picture of that a few weeks ago and told him I wanted one. A few days later he disappeared down in our basement for awhile and when he came up he had made me one just like it. It is so cool and it did not cost much money at all for supplies. I love my husband and my new yarn winder!

I think he did a google search and actually found directions on how to make it if anyone else is interested by the way.....


nadja la claire 04-12-2007 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by orcoastknitter
I have a yarn swift made from this pattern . It works great.

Thanks for that link!!!! Man you have saved me a lot of money!!!!

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

Yarn Doc 04-12-2007 01:34 PM

I wanted to make one with the tutorial, but I know that buying the tools and materials would cost more than just buying one from the ebay seller. I'm not very handy, don't have a bf or husband, and live in a studio apartment in a high rise. I doubt that any of my neighbors would have tools, and even if they did, I'd have to find somewhere to build it cuz the studio just won't cut it. I even have to do all my bike maintenance in the hallway cuz I don't want to get grease and grime everywhere.

Thank god for ebay!

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