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Jun 25, 2017 04:56:59   #
KnitWit 54
 
cherylthompson wrote:
Stanwood is definitely well worth the money!


 
Jun 25, 2017 06:40:05   #
slmhuffman
 
You can't go wrong with Stanwood. With the sale price, it is a good deal.
Jun 25, 2017 06:41:58   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
I have what I think is a Royal winder (red & white) one for many years. I don't do a lot of winding but have not had a problem with it at all. I think I paid $20-$25 but that was years ago. Many on the forum have used the knit picks (if you do a search) here on the forum you will find many topic re: winders.

I know many love the Stanwood, and might be well worth the money but way out of my price range for a winder. I also have a electric one which works great but only used it a few times since I keep it in the box and easier to clamp the hand winder on a folding table to use then getting the electric one out of the box.

If I have more to wind then I can do with the hand one I will use the electric one.
Might have to think about parting with it, since not winding much yarn lately.
I remember buying it in AC Moore, when I couldn't wind by hand with this injury.
Jun 25, 2017 06:44:42   #
marywallis
 
I have used my hands with a paper towel roll, then place roll on a free standing paper towel holder, and knit or crochet, seems to work well, but how do you use the mixer? Mw
Jun 25, 2017 07:15:44   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
marywallis wrote:
I have used my hands with a paper towel roll, then place roll on a free standing paper towel holder, and knit or crochet, seems to work well, but how do you use the mixer? Mw


there are many different videos online for using a hand mixer, never tried it but know some who have, Some it worked great and other not as well.
https://www.google.com/search?q=hand+mixer+to+wind+yarn
Jun 25, 2017 07:28:23   #
gloxsk8
 
Stanwood is the best.
 
Jun 25, 2017 07:58:09   #
susanrs1
 
Stanwood if you can afford it. You won't regret spending the money, it's the BEST!
Jun 25, 2017 09:10:57   #
Wadaknox
 
I love this site very educational and social.
Jun 25, 2017 09:17:54   #
ynotknit
 
Great little invention.....I found it on a weavers website, but great for any yarn crafter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pKblzGVKS0
Jun 25, 2017 09:44:22   #
Binzy (a regular here)
 
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


I agree completely. I started out with the knitpicks one but found it would throw the yarn after only 100-150yds. Moved to the Stanwood and can wind up to 1700yds no problem! Great ball wonder for not much $.
Jun 25, 2017 11:25:21   #
yotbum
 
777cam wrote:
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.

I agree. Stanwood all the way.
 
Jun 25, 2017 11:30:14   #
Dottie Kon (a regular here)
 
norgraf2179 wrote:
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.


A day or two ago there was a web site connection in this column that showed the mixer and paper towel roll yarn winding. Great video! Or....you could just have your husband (or a chair back....is there a difference?) hold the hank and wind it that way....like in the good old days! Nothing to buy and nothing to build or plug in.
Jun 25, 2017 11:55:10   #
lainey_h (a regular here)
 
I had a Knit Picks winder, as others have mentioned, and it's really good but is not large enough for the larger hanks of yarn. I gifted it to someone who didn't have a winder, and I was happy to send it to a good home. I now have a Stanwood, and if I had to do it over again I would start there. It's not a lot more money and I find it's more useful as it will handle the bigger hanks.
Jun 25, 2017 12:00:11   #
jeanne63
 
777cam wrote:
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.


STANWOOD without doubt. The cost is worth it in the long run.
Jun 25, 2017 12:00:59   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
 
A Royal. Under $20 and had mine for at least 20 years and still going strong.
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