Introducing a
truly portable
Lazy Kate
for spinners:
by Nancy's Knit Knacks



The Jumbo Lazy Kate is the 2nd in our series of Lazy Kates. Our original Kate measured 6" x 6". The Jumbo measures 7" x 7" and is only 1" larger in both directions than the original Katie a-Go Go. It can accommodate all conventional bobbin sizes including the new larger 5" bobbins.  Some pictures on this page are of the older version so just keep in mind that the Jumbo is slightly larger. It uses all of the same components as the original and fits into a slightly larger denim carry sack

This Kate has become the lazy kate of choice among discriminating spinners. Rock solid, stabile (with a low center of gravity), easy to assemble, and highly portable in its own heavy duty denim sack. Over the years we have sold a few thousand of these units.

If you require a kate for the new art yarns, then check out our new Anything but Lazy Kate. This Kate that is capable of handling any requirement that you can throw at her. It is not as compact as our Jumbo Lazy Kate but it is self contained and all of it parts store inside the unit.

Note: the Anything but Lazy Kate will not replace the Jumbo Lazy Kate advertised on this page, we will offer both versions since they both solve the needs of different types of spinners!


Check our advanced Lazy Kate out - the Anything but Lazy Kate. The most advanced lazy kate on the planet!

We are the "go to" people for Lazy Kates. Compare them against our competitors and you will see the differences.
Drop Spindle Fiber Artists - Our Kate works well with drop spindles
 We have developed a breakthrough in transferring yarn
from the spindle to the Lazy Kate - click here to see how we do it (on second page of instructions


Watch a 2003 Video of our then new Katie a Go Go (price is no longer valid - sorry)

The Katie a-Go-Go™ allows spinners to take a fully functional Lazy Kate with them no matter where they go. Best of all, the Katie a-Go-Go™ has a fully adjustable tensioning system just like the larger Lazy Kate's.     

The Katie a-Go-Go™ fully assembles
in less than a minute.
It has just 6 parts plus a carrying sack. There are no tools required to assemble it. The user screws the center dowel into the base by hand. They then insert the 3 steel bobbin rods. Then, they slip either 2 or 3 bobbins onto the rods and insert the tensioning dowel into the base. Lastly, they wrap the cord around the bobbins and then pull their yarn through the center dowel's yarn loop. That's it! 
Close up photo of the single loop
center yarn guide; simple but effective for all weights of yarn. Screws solidly into base. Now made with stainless steel (copper shown).


The Katie a-Go-Go comes with it own
12-14 oz. denim carry sack

Quality materials in a quality design

Jumbo parts list includes:
  • 7" x 7" x 3/4" thick Maple hardwood base with 4 clear vinyl feet
  • Center dowel with sturdy stainless steel yarn loop
  • Tensioning dowel with cord and rubber band
  • 3 - 8" x 3/16" tool grade steel bobbin rods
  • 3 standard drinking straws cut to length
  • DP Needle Tube to carry the rods and straws
  • Sturdy zippered denim carry sack with a handle
  • A free set of 10 Spinning Project Kards is included (a $4.00 value)

The standard Katie a-Go-Go™ is pictured at left and measures 6" x 6". Our new Jumbo version measures 7" x 7" and looks just like the original but is just a little larger. It can  accommodate all known bobbins.


The tensioning system is simple and effective. The user controls the tension by turning the dowel while it is seated in the base of the unit. The other end of the tensioning cord is connected to the stationary dowel via a small rubber band.      

Drop Spindle use: Our Lazy Kate is one of the few kates on the market that can do the following (by the way, we invented this system shortly after the turn of the century):

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We conceived of the idea of using drinking straws with a Kate for the purpose of transferring your yarn from the drop spindle to the lazy kate. Then you could either store your yarn on the straw or ply it back to the drop spindle.
Kate Kate  
Not all kate's can do this.  It must be vertical and have thin rods among other factors.

We include 3 straws with our kate but you can get them anywhere. Just trim them to about 8 to 8-1/2" in length.

Other features:
  • All wooden parts are sanded and finished with a Tung oil treatment.
  • A specially designed carry sack is included  which is made from the same sturdy 12-14 oz. Denim fabric that we use in our Sacks and Packs. Includes a zippered opening and a large loop handle.
  • Disassembles even faster than it goes together
  • Designed by Nancy Shroyer, our founder
  • The unit is exclusively manufactured to our specifications for Nancy's Knit Knacks by professional woodworking craftsmen located in the  USA .  




The Katie a-Go-Go™ is a highly engineered and quality manufactured product designed by a fiber artist for fiber artists. It is the most portable, tensioned, 3 bobbin Lazy Kate available today at any price. 

Purchase a Jumbo
Katie a-Go-Go™
by clicking below  - $54.99
                                                     Jumbo Kate     


If you have any questions about our
Jumbo Katie a-Go-Go™, send us an email.




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