I recently ordered this winder thinking I would receive a Lacis winder in the mail. I received a Royal Winder instead. Not sure what that's all about? But overall it works great. I wound pretty much my entire stash of yarn, which resulted in an entire 5 shelf bookcase being filled with stackable, color-coordinated little "cakes" of yarn. Had a lot of fun with this, but I'm not so sure its worth $70...that's kind of steep for something like this. Especially when its not the brand you ordered.
I love my Yarn Ball Winder. I bought three, two for friends. My one friend has told me several times how much she love hers and I also am thankful to have mine. My only complaint is it won't wind a large skein. I have pulled the guide out in order to finish and found it very durable doing that.
why did I wait this long to buy one, just love using it, works wonderful, makes we want to buy more yarn, lol
This Royal yarn ball winder prevents the frustration of dealing with skein-flop and the wads of tangled yarn that are found in so most factory-wound skeins. It also winds the yarn into a nice firm flat-based ball which holds together and does not roll around on the floor like hand-wound balls (my kitties are so disappointed, haha!) No need for yarn bras or other yarn control! So fast compared to hand winding, too. Quality seems good to me; my local yarn shop uses this brand! I just got it last week and have wound a couple dozen balls perfectly the first time. Quiet and smooth-running. Simple mechanics; it clamps easily and firmly to a table top or counter with a surface-safe rubber clamp. Good investment; buy with coupon!
I always rewind skeins of yarn by hand to avoid the mess of a collapsing skein. I debated with myself about buying a rewinder for some time (Do I really need another gadget sitting around the house?). After getting a mailer from JoAnn for 50% off any item online, I thought now's the time. I read the reviews of all 3 models and went with this one. When it arrived I rewound about 6 skeins-had lots of fun. Wish I bought it sooner.
Love...Love...Love it! why did I wait so long? I got through over 10 large totes of yarn in 2 days of winding. I will never be without one again. Will handle smaller skeins of yarn, but not anything larger than a full skein of Simply Soft.
I had been wanting to try a yarn winder for some time and with reviews from this item i kept watch untill it went on sale. I am so glad I did, it's awesome. I had a bag of exra yarn balls that were wound up with center pull access minutes. A 5oz Red Heart Super Saver fits perfect. Please make a larger one!!!
I felt like this was "luxury" purchase for me, didn't really need one but.......I am so glad I order this. Ready to go right out of the box, was winding beautiful cakes of yarn in minutes. I would recommend this to everyone who has any amount of yarn laying around needing to be wound!