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Old 02-01-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Table Top Swifts
I'm researching table top swifts and am wondering whether anyone has any experience (good or bad) with any of these swifts, or recommendations for other table top swifts that they particularly love:

http://www.yarnswifts.com/store/product.go?id=1&catId=1

http://www.paradisefibers.net/Paradi...ift-p/3827.htm

http://www.knittingnotionsonline.com...uct_detail&p=7

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=38313231

I would note that the last one from Etsy comes in medium and large sizes, but I'm not sure what the standard size for hanks are (I guess I've never had to measure them before), so opinions on that would be appreciated too!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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I have an umbrella swift. Sets up quick and puts away quick and mostly compact.

Those types you have listed always seemed like more work for just as much money!
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:18 PM   #3
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I also use an umbrella swift and love it.

http://www.amazon.com/Glimakra-Swedi...5080706&sr=8-1
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I have the same (large wooden) umbrella swift as Ingrid. And a Royal brand ball winder.

They were the best two knitting accessories I've ever purchased!
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:31 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
I also use an umbrella swift and love it.

http://www.amazon.com/Glimakra-Swedi...5080706&sr=8-1
Added to my Amazon wishlist :oD
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http://www.craftydiversions.com/patt...yarn_swift.htm

HD made me this one. Works like a charm, with the added bonus it was totally free.
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We (my knitting group) have one of the umbrella swifts too and we love it!
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A swift and ball winder are on my must have list. Now if I only had a hundred dollars to spare...

Maybe if I hadn't bought so much yarn...

Well my birthday is coming up.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:27 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by tkingny View Post
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=38313231
I bought a swift from this Etsy Shop last month (well, technically the DBF bought it, but details...details...).

I absolutely love it! I ended up just getting the Medium and it has worked for all of the hanks that I've wound up so far. I use it with the KP Ball Winder.

The largest hank holes worked well for KP Wool of the Andes Bulky that I wound up, while the 2nd largest worked great for KP lace hanks.
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I can afford that one! Thanks so much for posting the link.
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