Ball winders are primarily used to transform yarn from hanks, skeins or cones into center-pull balls (aka cakes). Ball winders are often used in conjunction with a yarn swift.
Winding yarn from a hank, skein or cone allows for inspection of the yarn prior to the start of your project. Winding also helps keep the yarn better “organized” by lessening the chance of those pesky tangles that are often produced when pulling directly from a skein or hank.
Ball winders come in both manually and electric versions. The manually style takes a bit longer, but is easier to control and less likely to “run wild” than electric versions.
If you don't find exactly what you want, or would like a ball winder recommendation, please call the shop directly at 800-441-9665 or contact us for assistance.