The Yarn Winder by Craft Destiny is a great tool to have in your yarny arsenal. It lets you turn any yarn into a yarn cake! From fancy hanks to big ball leftovers to creating your own custom cake creations, a yarn winder is just what you need – and Craft Destiny is giving one away on Moogly!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; post sponsored by Craft Destiny but all opinions are my own.
What is a Yarn Winder?
A yarn winder is a machine that you can use wind yarn into center-pull cakes. While electric yarn winders do exist, the majority are hand-cranked. I think this actually gives you more control, especially when things go sideways.
Though they can look confusing at first, they are extremely easy to use. Generally speaking, all you need to do is clamp the yarn winder to a sturdy table, and feed the yarn through the metal arm loop. Then, press the yarn end down into the groove on the top of the shaft (I like to double it up to help it stick in the groove better).
Finally, start turning the crank – and watch your beautiful new cake form! I love winding up leftover skeins – especially when I’ve been pulling from the center, and putting it away as is would end up creating a mess of knots and tangles.
I also like to turn donut balls into cakes. Then they sit nicely in the yarn bowl instead of flopping all over! And they are pretty much a must for any yarn in a hank – that’s guaranteed tangles if you don’t wind it up first.
Another popular use for yarn winders is making custom yarn cakes. You can take your favorite colors and yarns and create your very own gradients, rainbows, art yarns and more. The sky is the limit!
What Makes the Yarn Winder by Craft Destiny Special?
The Yarn Winder by Craft Destiny is a great, lightweight, small ball yarn winder. It can wind up to 4oz of yarn, and you can set it up right out of the box in under 5 minutes. Probably under 2 minutes if you’ve used a yarn winder before!
There is a metal handle (with a comfortable plastic handpiece) and tabletop clamp that make it stronger than all plastic winders. And they are lined with rubber for a good strong grip on the table – that’s important! It will fit tables up to 1 3/4 inch thick, which also makes it versatile for on the go.
And to top it off, Craft Destiny offers a Satisfaction Guarantee: “We are committed to exceed your expectations and we will make it go right in case of any issue. It comes with a 1-year free replacement warranty for workmanship defects.”
I found that the yarn winder had a great strong grip on the table (after I tightened it – don’t be afraid to really get it tight!), and smooth winding action. I did get better results when I didn’t go crazy with speed. Maintaining a smooth, steady speed worked best to give me great looking cakes!
But Wait… There’s More!
Included with each Craft Destiny Yarn Winder is a special bonus pack of knitting and crochet accessories! This includes a needle gauge, tape measure, point protectors, stitch holder, stitch markers, and yarn needles, and stitch counters in two sizes!
They all come in a handy, reusable pouch. Throw it in your project bag or keep at that special second yarning location. We all have at least two places we usually go to crochet or knit, right?
Where Can I Get One?
You may remember Craft Destiny from the Hook Set Giveaway I recently hosted here on Moogly – and you can purchase both the hook sets and the yarn winder on Amazon!
Now on to the giveaway – and after you enter the one below, be sure to check out all the other current giveaways happening on Moogly!
The Yarn Winder by Craft Destiny Giveaway
The Yarn Winder by Craft Destiny Giveaway on Moogly is open to US addresses only and ends August 19, 2019 at 12:15am Central US time.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter forms below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.