9 comments on “Using a Ball Winder and Swift

  1. Thank you, Staci! This is really helpful!
    BTW, I bought the Toddler Tunic pattern from you last year. It was a great experience. Thank you!! I started a hobby of knitting since then. I also really like the pink sweater on the mannequin in video, do you have the pattern and could I buy it from you?

  2. Hi San – in this video, there is a pink shawl on the mannequin behind me. That pattern is called Ishbel:


    (If you’re not on Ravelry yet you should be! it’s free, and it’s a great resource for patterns.)

    There is a pink sweater on the mannequin behind me in other videos, however. That sweater is “Knitting Pure & Simple Pattern #221”. This company doesn’t currently make their patterns available online, but the patterns are available for purchase in some yarn shops.

    S t a c i

  3. Thank you so much, Staci! I had no idea of how to use the ball winder and swift. Thank you for showing me how. Now I won’t look like a complete dunce in the store! HEHEHE!!

  4. Hi Staci!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your website. I am looking to purchase a swift and ball winder and I have only seen wooden swifts and in your tutorial it appears that you have a plastic swift.

    Since you are the “Goddess of Knitting” and I totally trust your judgment; what swift and ball winder do you recommend (wooden or plastic) and where can I purchase them?

    Thank you so much for sharing your incredible knowledge and creating your amazing tutorials.


    Happy Knitting!!!


  5. Hi Staci,

    Thanks again for all your wonderful tutorials. I was wondering if you can tell me what brand of swift you are using in the tutorial.

    Thanks so much!

  6. Thanks Staci!
    I have been wanting a ball winder and swift for a long time and finally got one. Your video made it so easy to use!!

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