I created the SPIN KNIT system so I could easily spin and wind my own yarns
in the comfort of my home, which is fairly small...consequently, the system is compact.
Spinning is FUN! Knitting a scarf from yarn that you spun yourself is an amazing experience!
If you have any interest at all in spinning, please explore this website. I make the spindles
myself. The REEL-SWIFT-SKIENER is hand tooled and multi-functional. Everything you
need to make a scarf from scratchis included in the package. I made this system with
the joy of spinning in my heart so you might enjoy it too.
Please have fun and enjoy!
This is the type of spindle that Gandhi promoted in his struggle for independence
for India's poor. He is said to have stated that if everyone in India spun for an hour a
day, all of India would be clothed.
It is made for small length fibers to be spun into fine yarn. It spins like a top when
held between your thumb and forefinger, allowing twist to run up the length of yarn
you are spinning.
It is 9 inches tall with a whorl on the bottom end about the size of a quarter.
My spindles come with a camel down leader attached for your convenience. Once it is full,
as pictured, you wind the yarn to the Navajo spindle with a spool on it.
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This floor spindle is for thicker yarns. It can also be used to make two-ply yarn from two
single-ply yarns. The single-ply is wound from the Takli onto two spools.
Each spool is then placed on the REEL-SWIFT-SKIENER, then plied in the
opposite direction onto the NAVAJO spindle.
This is the key to the SPIN KNIT system.
It is used to hold spools of single-ply,
for winding yarns for wetting and setting,
measuring tassels, winding balls,
even setting and blocking your final scarf...
It is designed to come apart and stay together,
depending on the function you are using it for.
The dowel caps lock and unlock with a simple twist and pull.
When plying two yarns, the individual yarns are threaded through the two dowels to prevent
This allows you to control the process, as the two yarns naturally want to
ply together and easily become tangled.
After plying into a single length of two-ply, the yarn is reeled back onto the skeiner.
NOTE: always carry the REEL-SWIFT-SKEINER from the top dowel, NOT THE SIDES !
It is designed to stay together when held this way. If you hold it from the side, it will come
apart. All the dowels are precision fit into the holes except the top dowel with the two
Now the yarn is ready to be set. Spray it with a fine mist from your hose until thoroughly
wet. Then hang it outside in the sun till dry. This will set the twist in your yarn for easy
Now the two-ply yarn is ready to be wound into a ball. Insert the center dowel and prop
up between two chairs, then wind into a ball.
Included in the system is an instructional DVD, 4 oz. of camel down divided into two bags
(each bag to be spun and wound onto a separate spool, included), sample cards of one and
two-ply yarn, knitting needles and patterns.
The DVD has step by step instructions, all you need to know to learn spinning and knitting.
It is easier to explain with a picture!
This system is designed to make spinning easy.
It is perfect for an intermediate or advanced spinner,
but I believe a beginner can use this system just as well. If you are unsure if
this is for you, just order and watch the DVD first.
I sell the system as a complete set. It includes:
Takli spindle with leader attached
Navajo floor spindle with two spools for 2-ply
4 oz. camel down in two 2 oz. bags
Knitting needles, patterns and more....
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Contact me through my Etsy site if you have questions.
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(I won't send info more than once a month.)
I do have some new stuff coming up!
A good website I found for hand spinners is http://www.joyofhandspinning.com.
This is for the store. Go to the discussion forum and sign in.
It is a new site, but reading through the previous comments can be informative.
It takes the moderator a few days to respond to questions, but it is worth it. He is
Need fibers? I get mine at http://www.littlebarninc.com.
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Here are some good links:
Make a base for the Reel-Swift-Skeiner from PVC
click on the picture: