The HDSS has the
- Vertical orientation - easier to load
and unload yarn, requires less horizontal space. The base measures
just 8-1/2" x 8-1/2"
- Table top and optional Floor Stand (the
top section is easily removed from the table "socket" and
inserted/locked into the floor stand). One skeiner with two mounting
- Up to 2 yards/meters skein
capacity (27 - 80 inches). Easy to read guides at 1, 1.5, and 2
- Manual and optional motorized operation. Motorized
option is available now and can be used on either table top or floor
stand. All units can be motorized at any time.
- Swift and Skein
Winder in a single unit.
- All units include
our Ergo handle.
- Can be mounted
within 360 degree orientation on table top. Our unit can be mounted
any location on the table top.
- Has unique 45
degree angle rotational feature. This allows the user to mount the
unit on the table and turn it so that it can point toward any
location within 360 degrees. This is the first time that this has
ever been accomplished on a vertical swift which can have limited
mobility for adjustment.
- Heavy duty skein size adjustment guides
that will never wear out and are smooth operating. Made from
aluminum with a non-marring adjustment mechanism.
- Hardwood and aluminum construction for low weight and
- High tech German
bearings that are better than ball bearings. If ever necessary, they
are easily replaced by the user. No lubrication required.
Rotation Counter keeps track of your rotations using magnetic switch
technology (non-contact) (Skein-winder only)
- Our state-of-the-art
Electronic Rotation Counter ERC can measure yards, meters, and
rotations. It is based on our Electronic Yarn Meter™ technology and
a magnetic reed switch. This unit signals the user when they have
wound (or unwound) a specific qty of yarn. It will also turn off the
optional motor drive.
- Designed and Manufactured by Nancy's
Knit Knacks in the USA
The HDSS is not for everyone. But it
is for those:
- Users who demand
well constructed high performance tools
- Users who cannot afford to have a tool
fail on them
- Users who want to buy the right tool once
and never have to buy another
- Users who want to make an investment in a
- Users who want others to know that they
have bought the very best tool available because they care about
their work or craft
If you are one of those users, then check our
Heavy Duty Swift & Skein Winder out and then decide. Compare it to our
competitiors. They, too, have some neat tools but not as neat as ours.
We are the only company that can motorize your tool, measure your yarn,
and then automatically turn your system off. This frees you up to do
other more productive things. Plus, we have World Class ball winders,
swifts, meters, skein-winders, and other tools. They don't.
more that I work with this unit in the development phase of our project,
I am amazed at just how good it really is from an engineering
standpoint. But then when I have Nancy use it to wind and unwind yarn, I
am even more pleased because she loves it also, but from the view of the
Only Nancy's Knit Knacks provides all
of the system components to wind, unwind, and measure your yarn. No
other supplier in the industry provides a completely integrated solution
like we do.
For many years we had been
requested by shop owners and fiber artists alike to develop a heavy duty
swift (and skein-winder). We had to tell them that while we did not have
one yet, it was in our development plans. In August 2010, we finally
launched our solution.
Just as our Heavy Duty Ball Winder
made a big impression on the knitting industry, so will our Heavy Duty
Swift and Skein-winder. This unit is designed for shop use and for
discriminating fiber artists. Built to last and to outperform all known
swifts and skein-winders on the market. It is an equal partner to our
heavy duty ball winder.
This will be the last swift or
skein-winder that you will ever need to buy.
Purchase a Swift
Why are these units more
expensive than the $75 swifts that I have seen
to see Swift and Skein-winder pricing
Want a stand only version?
We now offer versions of the 2 yard swift and
Skein-winder mounted on a floor stand with no table top option. This
saves you money if you never have any intention of using it on a
See our pricing section