|Project by Luke||posted 07-13-2009 03:56 AM||1774 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My wife is a knitter and she has been wanting to buy one of these for a while now. Apparently you put the “scanes” of yarn around the swift and then you can roll it into a ball ready for knitting. This can then be done with only one person. I think you see this in the movies, one lady holding the yarn and moving her arms holding the scane back and forth and the other winding? This does away with that other person. It spins on the center bolt which is just a 3/8” bolt recessed into the base. I do have one secret with this build that gives it my personal touch. It has to do with the way it spins and man did it work out well. I made this similar to one seen on instructables.com, but with a few needed changes. It’s all oak. The arms are about 30” long in total and it can be broken down so as not to take up so much room as shown in one of these photos. This only took 2 hours to build from start to finish and was a very rewarding build. I like to make items that move and have function.
-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com