Yarn Winder

For my birthday, my sister gave me a yarn winder because I asked. I also got a waffle maker and that was awesome.

Anyway, I decided to test out the winder. This is what it looks like:


It’s a standard yarn winder, I guess. I’m not too familiar with them as I’ve always done it by hand.

The thing is I don’t have a swift. So, I improvised. I tried some free hand weights, but that was good. They kept falling over. I had my boyfriend hold the yarn while I winded it, and it worked fine, but he’s not always around to help with that. Then I tried some chairs.


The chair legs were maybe too long? It was okay. I’m debating if I should get a swifter. Anyone have experience with this kind of thing?

This is what the ball of yarn turned out to be:


It’s okay? I mean, it’s usable and won’t get tangled anymore (hopefully).

Until next time, happy crocheting!



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3 responses to “Yarn Winder

  1. Hi there! My name is Lola Anderson aka LolaByrdie, and I’ve been thinking about getting a swift and ball winder. I’ve done all mine by hand before, and end up cutting the yarn where it tangles so I can untangle it. Beautiful yarn deserves better treatment. Please blog about using the swift and winder.
    Peace, blessings and joy!

  2. A swift will make quick work of winding the yarn into a cake. I have used my swift without a winder like when I have an impossibly tangled skein. but I never have used the winder without the swift. They just go together like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies. Separately they are good but together they are marvelous

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