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Old 12-05-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Swift or Ball winder???
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I was wondering what the difference is between a ball winder and a swift? I just want to have the end result be a wound up ball of yarn. Looks like they do the same thing...So which is better/easier to use?? Anyone have 1 or the other or both?

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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actually you use them both together. a swift holds the yarn while you use the winder. if you are winding regular skeins you don't need a swift but if you are winding hanks you need something to actually hold the yarn.
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Ok, I see...Thanks! I currently have been only using skeins. So maybe I'll go with the ball winder for now...then later get the swift.

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