If you are using ‘high end’ or any yarn where the yarn is not rolled in a ball, yarn swfits comes in handy. You technically could have someone stand opposite to you and wind up the yarn but we get impatient and yarn is likely to tangle during the process. The yarn swift makes it much easier and certainly more faster.
In the video link below, I will show you how to set up your yarn swift. I could have just stood and wound up the ball by hand from the yarn swift; however, I had a ball winder which makes the process much faster and effortless.
I had been wanting a yarn swift for a number of years but hesitated due to the price. Like any hobby, it is an investment.
I did mention during my tutorial that I was struggling with the one screw. I think that just may be my particular swift and not general throughout the all the yarn swifts.
Also note, this is not a paid advertisement for KnitPicks for yarn swifts in general. This is my own tutorial.