Scotts Mountain Crafts

Compact Portable Oak Yarn Swift

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This Swift is hand made from select solid oak and steel hardware. With pins extended to the furthest position it will make a 68 inch skein and is adjustable to the center most pins for a 26 inch skein. Same high quality as my large swift, just smaller. Wood has been smoothly sanded and finished in Golden Oak finish. Threaded center pin makes for easy assembly and disassembly for transport and storage. My wife told me spinners/knitters like pretty as well as functional. I designed this swift to meet that need. Functional and furniture grade in one. Ogee routed base and furniture grade finish. This has received the seal of approval from my wife who is an avid spinner, knitter and crocheter. She has been using her swifts I have made for her regularly for years. Yarn is not included. Many people have asked if this needs to be clamped to work. In short, the answer is no. It spins freely so the base does not move when winding off the swift.  Complete, Finished and ready to use right from the box! Simple instructions and 6 pins included.  Can be used with a ball winder to make yarn balls from skeins or can be used to make skeins by winding on using one of the extra pins as a handle. This swift is $20.99 when you buy direct plus shipping.

Black Walnut Compact Portable Yarn swift

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This swift is the same dimensions as our Compact Portable swift but is made out of solid Black Walnut. This wood has wonderful texture and feel and has a very nice finish. Each of these is finished in a clear oil stain and then coated with an oil finish to bring out the luster of the black walnut. This swift is $25.99 when you buy direct plus shipping.

Cherry Compact Portable Yarn swift

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This swift is the same dimensions as our Compact Portable Oak swift but is made out of solid Cherry. This wood has wonderful texture and feel and has a very nice finish. Each of these is finished in a Minwax oil stain. Shown in both the open and folded for transport/storage.This swift is $22.99 when you buy direct plus shipping.








Portable Oak Yarn swift

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This is larger of our table top swifts and is hand made out of solid oak and steel hardware. With pins extended to the furthest position it will make a 76 inch skein and is adjustable to the center most pins for a 36 inch skein. All wands are attached with wing nuts and pins for yarn are steel and also attached with wing nuts for easy removal and placement. Includes removable knob for winding on to swift. Wood has been smoothly sanded and finished in Golden Oak finish. Threaded center pin makes for easy assembly and disassembly for transport and storage. Functional and furniture grade in one. Ogee routed base and furniture grade finish. This swift is $23.50 when you buy direct plus shipping.

Upright Free Standing Portable Yarn Swift

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Free standing solid hardwood yarn swift winder with adjustable settings



This Swift is hand made out of solid oak, cherry or black walnut and steel/aluminum hardware.

This design was created at the request of my customers. This swift/winder uses ball bearing design for smooth operation. By being a free standing vertical swift this works much better for dyers and for spinners to wind off their spinning wheels. Since pins are horizontal yarn lays flat and even on pins. With pins extended to the furthest position it will make a 76 inch skein and is adjustable to the center most pins for a 36 inch skein. Stands 31 inches tall assembled. The pin ends are at right angles to prevent yarn from falling off. Wood has been smoothly sanded and finished in Golden Oak finish for oak, cherry stain on cherry and oil finish on black walnut. Threaded center pin makes for easy assembly and disassembly for transport and storage. Folded up it measures 30x5 inches.  Yarn is not included. This swift, like my horizontal swifts does not need to be clamped to wind off from. It spins freely on ball bearings so the base does not move when winding off the swift. Simple instructions, a removable winding handle, and 4 aluminum pins included (that are easily adjusted for various positions using wing nuts). This swift is $54.50 for Oak and $57.50 for Cherry or Black Walnut when you buy direct plus shipping. Also available now is a Poplar/Maple version for $45.50 that is sanded but not stained. You can leave this natural, stain or paint to your preference.
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Swifts folded

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This is what the swifts look like when they are folded for storage and shipment. As you can see they take up very little space and can be placed on a shelf. The top swift is the Portable Oak yarn swift and the bottom is the Black Walnut Portable swift (Same dimensions as the Compact Portable)