Why You would need a Yarn Winder
i. Yarn ball winder is a preemptive way of inspecting your yarn for knots or weak points so you can fix them before you start working.
ii. Winding your yarn before use also prevents it from getting as tangled as it might if you were to pull directly from the skein
iii. Don’t spend time untangling yarn when you should be spending that time crocheting/knitting !
Why You would need a Yarn Swift
i. The Yarn Swift is a handy tool if you purchase yarn in hanks
ii. Wrap the Yarn around the Yarn Swift, The Yarn Swift will spin in a circle while you wind the Yarn into a Yarn Ball or Cake with your Yarn Winder.
iii. Don't waste time crocheting/knitting straight from a hank! It's both tedious and frustrating!
it's worked for all. You can use it to unravel sweaters from thrift shops to reuse the yarn (cashmere, wool, alpaca).
We unravel the sweater directly to the swift, creating 60" hanks.
The metal construction means this knitting yarn swift folds up more compact than the wood ones. It's very light and easy to work with.