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Old 04-12-2007, 03:48 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by nadja la claire
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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!!!!

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Old 04-13-2007, 10:55 AM   #12
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I bought the JoAnn's umbrella style swift. I couldn't figure out how to use it! It's set up & clamped to my counter. How do you get the yarn to stay put? The umbrella just closes in on itself. I didn't see any type of clamp or anything to keep the swift open & pull the yarn snugly around the it. Now & have a tangled mess of silk yarn.

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:50 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Mulderknitter
that looks really nice. Does it really work that well without being clamped?
Yes, I bought one just like it, from the same seller I think. The bottom part just sits on the table and the top cross rotates. After a while or for some yarns, it does skootch a little acoss the table, but not by much.

But, I do notice that sometimes the bolt tightens itself. Anyone else notice this on theirs? If the bolt is twisted all the way down, it's locked in place, so you unscrew the bolt some so it can rotate. But I have found that sometimes during winding, the bolt will start to screw itself back in, so that I have to stop and unscrew it a bit to loosen it up so it will continue to spin.

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:59 AM   #14
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I didn't notice this the other day, But I did only wined 2 hanks with it though. I didn't notice it moving at all and it really seemed to work well for me

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