Hokett Squirrel Cage Swift
The swift is a tabletop model so it takes up less room than a standard floor model squirrel cage swift. It is adjustable and will accommodate a skien up to 1 1/2 yards. It is 33 1/2 inches tall and 16 inches wide. This style of swift is good for any type of yarn though it is particularly good for delicate yarn since you can set it for there to be very light tension on the yarn.
This swift can be used instead of an umbrella swift, when you need to unwind a skein of yarn, either onto a warping board for weavers, or into a ball for knitters and crocheters. The wonderful thing about a squirrel cage swift is that it is very smooth and easy on yarn, holds it tense enough to unwind, but not so tense that it will break.
Most squirrel cage winders are floor models and they take up a lot of room. This model sits right on a table top. Breaks down easily for storing.
- 33” 1/2 Tall
- 16” Wide
- Adjustable up to 1 1/2 Yards
- Cages 6” Wide
While this swift is too small for big skeins, it is ideal for Weaving Southwest's Churro Club skeins. It takes but a little table space. Full tightness is not necessary because the squirrel cages turn easily. There are no assembly instructions but it's not too hard to figure out. One squirrel cage goes on the hole at top, the other goes in the long slot. Hardware is lined up on the bolts in the order that you will use t hem.