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Jun 24, 2017 12:59:02   #
Kate48
 
I'm looking at yarn winders, what would you suggest for a novice...Manual is fine...Not real expensive either...
 
Jun 24, 2017 13:05:26   #
Gaildh
 
Well.. Knit Picks or Knitter's Pride are OK cheaper models for small hanks of yarn. I moved onto the Stanwood Industries winder. Strong, consistent, sturdy, winds up to 10 oz.

On sale right now for $51.00 USD plus shipping. In my opinion well worth it
Jun 24, 2017 13:32:38   #
onegrannygoose
 
I have knit picks it cost about $20. It works fine I do not need any heavy duty winder. I've had this for about 2 years. I like it a lot.
Jun 24, 2017 13:43:36   #
777cam
 
Stanwood all the way. Best winder out there for the money. I have had to replace my old winders and I have had two that broke after using them for a short time. My Knit Picks ($20.00) broke after 2 months and my Royal ($25.00) after 1 year. Had my Stanwood ($42.00 w/free shipping) about 3 yrs and have had no issues with it.
Jun 24, 2017 13:51:09   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
If you want to go cheap then a small hand cranked one works fine. I have the one from Knit Picks and it's wound a lot of yarn for me over several years and still works great. I got my swift from Knit Picks when they had it on sale. I can see me with an electric winder going from a lovely hank of yarn to a tangled mess in less than 0.5 seconds. I use the handle that lets me hold my winder in my hand, I've never used it clamped to a table top.
Jun 24, 2017 13:56:06   #
HOT HANDS SUE
 
i just use my electric mixer and a paper towel roll . works beautifully
 
Jun 24, 2017 14:03:49   #
Kate48
 
Hot hands Sue, that's an interesting idea...😏
Jun 24, 2017 14:04:29   #
Kate48
 
I will check these suggestions out...TU!!!
Jun 24, 2017 14:09:19   #
norgraf2179
 
Could you post a picture of how you set it your mixer to wind yarn. That is an interesting idea I have never had to wind yarn but recently got some yarn that I need to wind.
Jun 24, 2017 14:11:56   #
katanamama (a regular here)
 
HOT HANDS SUE wrote:
i just use my electric mixer and a paper towel roll . works beautifully



I can see how that would and you get adjustable speeds as well. Very clever.
Jun 24, 2017 14:59:34   #
BrattyPatty (a regular here)
 
I paid 17.50 for mine. It works great. I got it at local craft shop. I would not recommend the Loops and Thread winder from Michaels. The winding spool lays straight out and the yarn slips off. It can't handle more than 2.5 oz.
 
Jun 24, 2017 16:25:17   #
HOT HANDS SUE
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i72FFsQyy74

Heres a GREAT utube link on How-To. Check it out. I'd rather use my electric mixer and spend my $50.00 to $100.00 on MORE YARN
Jun 24, 2017 22:49:36   #
cherylthompson
 
Gaildh wrote:
Well.. Knit Picks or Knitter's Pride are OK cheaper models for small hanks of yarn. I moved onto the Stanwood Industries winder. Strong, consistent, sturdy, winds up to 10 oz.

On sale right now for $51.00 USD plus shipping. In my opinion well worth it


Stanwood is definitely well worth the money!
Jun 24, 2017 23:32:51   #
bigtimeyarnie
 
cherylthompson wrote:
Stanwood is definitely well worth the money!


The best there is!!
Jun 25, 2017 00:37:58   #
norgraf2179
 
Thank you HOT HANDS SUE. The video was a help and I also watched a couple of others .
Youtube really comes to the rescue for just about anything we need help with.
Norma
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