BEKA Yarn Swift

BEKA Yarn Swift

Item Code: BEKA-07901

Sale Price: $59.99

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Yarn Swift

Product Description:

BEKA Yarn Swift.

It's New.... It's Improved.... It's our popular Yarn Swift, modified to be even better!!!

Beka recently made a change in the design of the Beka Yarn Swift, so the upright dowels are captured in holes as opposed to held in slots by friction.
Still very easy to assemble and easy to use, this new design makes this Yarn Swift more reliable than ever.

YARN SWIFT
No more scratches from clamps!
♦ Natural hard maple
♦ Durable metal bearings
♦ Easy assembly, no tools required
♦ Turns easily, rotates smoothly with all yarn weights
♦ Accomodates wide range of skein sizes and yarn types
♦ Sits on a table top, no need to clamp in place
WIND TWIST SKEINS INTO BALLS
IDEAL FOR KNITTERS AND WEAVERS

Made in the USA by Minnesota Craftspeople

A Beka Product
Beka - Producing high quality products using regional
hardwoods in their family owned woodshop since 1973.
Reliable domestic products reflecting our commitment
to the planet. Beka has been “green” long before green
products became part of our vocabulary.
Give them a try — you’ll love the Beka difference!

The Beka Natural Hard Maple Yarn Swift features durable metal bearings, for a consistently smooth winding process. You'll be amazed at the range of skein sizes and yarn type this swift easily accommodates, while sitting conveniently on any table top. No clamps are needed to hold it in place, so scratched tables become a thing of the past. Easy assembly is completed in just a few minutes, with no tools needed. Weight 3 lbs.

One buyer's report (and a good idea!): "I easily put it together in 5 minutes with no tools. The base has ball bearings in it, and it turns very smoothly. It also accommodates a large range of skein sizes. If you had a tiny skein, you could remove one of the side “poles” and slip your skein over just three of them. It sits on top of the table — no clamp needed."
It is a beautiful piece, and with this tip, it will accommodate various sizes of hanks!

{See our other favorite Beka Looms on links at right}
Customer Reviews
Comment:
By: Gabriele from Ohio on 02/25/2014
I also have a slight problem with one of the vertical pieces falling out. I may replace it with one that is slightly longer. The tool works very well and really speeds up yarn winding. I wish it would readily collapse and reassemble to make storage easier.
Comment:
By: BubblezGalore from San Diego on 01/01/2014
Just received my Beka Yarn Swift. I was very pleased it arrived very quickly; not too many parts, good parts description and directions were easy to follow.
I have it all put together and am anxious to wind my first hank of yarn. I highly recommend this product, as compared to other styles and brands on the market. This one just makes sense to me for my use. Thank you!
Comment:
By: Bob L. from New Kent, VA on 12/27/2013
My wife received the Beka Yarn Swift as a... gift and is quite pleased with the quality and operation. Assembly was quick and easy. An excellent value from Madison Art.
Comment:
By: Marguerite from Laytonville CA on 12/12/2013
One of the best tools I have ever bought. I smile every time I use it. Simplicity brought to an art form, thanks BEKA!
Comment:
By: Christi D from Liberty, MO on 10/18/2013
I received my Beka Yarn Swift, and it is wonderful. Arrived in a timely manner, packaged well, and assembled easily. A truly great product!!!! Thanks so much.
Comment:
By: Sue from Portland, TN on 08/12/2013
Well I have only gotten to use it once, but I really liked the swift. Sure beats holding the skein around my knees. And it was super easy to put together. And the price was right. And last but not least it came in a timely fashion.
Comment:
By: Anthony B. from Vallejo, CA on 07/23/2013
I love this yarn winder!!! I buy a lot of hand dyed yarn in skeins and my old winder stopped working because the threads stripped on the clamp. It sits perfectly on the table and moves so smoothly. Thanks for a great product, and thanks for a great price.

Anthony B.
Comment:
By: DBB from Orlando, FL on 06/10/2013
I was a little concerned about the contents of the package as the condition of the box was not great. Also an awful lot of rattling coming from inside. All was well though when I opened it. Went together quite easily even with a slight user issue. Swift sits level on the table and turns as it should. Still looking for just the right spot to store it but that is not of great concern at the moment. I am still awaiting delivery from another company for my yarn winder and that is the reason I am only giving 4 stars at this time since I have not been able to test drive it so to speak. I feel at this time if I incur any issues when I can use it for the first time they will be of a user nature. There is a great video on youtube demonstrating the Beka so I will watch that again.
Comment:
By: Neva Elliott from Denton, TX on 04/22/2013
This was a replacement for an umbrella type swift that broke. I am extremely happy with the BEKA. It was easy to assemble. I processed 7 hanks of yarn immediately without any of the problems I had with other swifts. I highly recommend it to others.
Comment:
By: Laura from Ascutney,VT on 05/10/2012
This swift is great! It was easy to assemble and is easy to use. I have previously used a wooden umbrella swift, but the knob to hold the tension wouldn't stay tight. The shipping was very fast and the price lower than what other shops sell it for. I highly recommend both the product and Madison Art Shop.
Comment:
By: Merryl from Brooklyn, NY on 04/21/2012
The Beka swift is an absolute pleasure. Wish it was available
years ago! And Madison Art was a pleasure to deal with.
Comment:
By: stricker from Kansas City, MO on 04/09/2012
I was surprised when the package arrived and everything was loose in the box. But nothing was broken. The wood is good quality and was easy to put together. The only problem was that 2 of the dowels kept falling out. No matter how I pared them up, of where I put them, they fell out (positions across from each other). But when I put the yarn on, there was no problem and all of the dowels stayed securely in place.
Using the swift is easy. It moves easily, but doesn't swing so fast that it winds the yarn back on itself. In fact I am currently knitting directly from the swift, instead of making a ball of yarn. I would recommend this marvelous invention!
Comment:
By: Knitting Best of Show County Fair Winner from Frederick, MD on 01/24/2012
There was good communication and tracking from Madison. The box arrived promptly in good condition. The Beka swift was easy to assemble and it worked perfectly the very first time. The Beka yarn swift is exactly what I wanted.
Comment:
By: jr from coopersburg, pa on 11/18/2011
I can't say enough good things about this swift. All my veteran knitting friends now look sadly at their umbrella swifts-the beka is the best. No need to worry about it coming loose from the table or collapsing in the middle of a skein. I can set the beka on the floor and wind from the comfort of my sofa, or sit at the table and just go! I was also thrilled with Madison. Their price was much less than everywhere else; so low I was almost afraid to order-it seemed too good to be true! I received my swift less than a week after I ordered it, assembly was quick and easy, and I had wound a skein using my nostepinne less than 20 minutes after UPS dropped the box on my doorstep (it also works great with my knitpicks ball winder). Wonderful product, wonderful shopping experience.
Comment:
By: Sandra from Columbus, IN on 09/23/2011
I have an umbrella swift and arthritis; therefore, I'm unable to tighten the wooden nob properly and it would loosen right in the middle of winding a hank of yarn.
The Beka swift has worked great each time I've used it and I was able to assemble it with no problems. It arrived in just a couple of days, just as stated on the Madison website when I ordered it. Thank you.
Comment:
By: Jean B from Prophetstown, IL on 09/05/2011
Love it! So easy to use. I have used other swifts and this one is the best by far!!! Your price was the best around and shipping was very fast. Very, very happy!
Comment:
By: WMcW from Fort Worth, TX on 08/19/2011
Simple design, easy to assemble, works great. Thank you, Madison Art, for excellent order fulfillment.
Comment:
By: Jane from Nevada/ Utah on 03/01/2011
Easy to assemble. I bought it because there is no need to move pegs, or adjust the swift to fit the hank. The yarn slides down and self- adjusts. Nicely crafted and easy to use. Anything is better than my husbands hands!!
Comment:
By: Diana Parker from Stow, OH on 01/06/2011
The Beka swift is the best one I've ever used. I didn't have any of the troubles some other reviewers mentioned - my dowels were all fine and don't seem inclined to fall out. The swift puts so little tension on the yarn as it's wound that I didn't have to re-wind the ball as I usually do before beginning to knit. I would unhesitatingly recommend it. And the price was good too!
Comment:
By: Karen Purdo from Traverse City, Michigan on 10/01/2010
Mine took a little longer than 5 minutes to assemble, because two of the dowels were a little too short and kept falling out. Not Madison's fault, of course, but I think it should be mentioned to the manufacturer, since I read here others had to make modifications as well. Anyway, I love love it. Very fast and smooth. Best price I found.
Comment:
By: Sherry Kristmann from Sarasota, FL on 08/19/2010
Very pleased. Easy to assemble, looks just like the picture and rotates smoothly.
Comment:
By: Kelly from Mandan, ND on 03/20/2010
This design is far better than the more common "umbrella" yarn swifts. I especially like that I can handle it with just my two hands. With an umbrella swift, I need my two hands and usually have to borrow one or two of someone else's!!

The Madison Art price, low shipping cost and lightning fast shipping speed make this an easy 5 stars!!
Comment:
By: Marji from Illinois on 11/15/2009
The Beka yarn swift is a great product. Better than umbrella swifts. I wound 5 skeins of yarn the day I got this swift. Not only is the Madison Art price good, the shipping fee was quite affordable. (One yarn site wanted over $30 to ship it.) I'm recommending this to everyone in my knitting group.
Comment:
By: Gail Pfeifle from Cape Elizabeth Maine on 05/11/2009
Everything about the Beka yarn swift is great except that mine came with one loose dowel - or rather the opening for one of the dowels is too large and it keeps coming out. It was easy enough to fix with a rubber band and I was too eager to use it to think about sending it back. The Madison Art price was the best on the internet and it really does work like a charm.
Comment:
By: Marsha Auster from Auburn, Maine on 05/05/2009
Wonderful quality, easily put together. Madison Art has the best price for the yarn swift and s/h. Thank you for your fair pricing.
Comment:
By: Marsha Auster from Auburn, Maine on 05/05/2009
Wonderful product, easily put together. Madison Art has the best price on the internet.Other sites wanted over $50 and very high s/h.
Thank you for your fair pricing.
Comment:
By: Marsha Auster from Auburn, Maine on 05/05/2009
The Beka Yarn Swift is EXCELLENT. Easily put together, easy to use, wonderful quality.The BEST price is at Madison Art. Everyone else wants over $50 for it.
Thank you for your price and quality.
Comment:
By: LK from westborough, MA on 05/01/2009
One of the vertical dowels keeps popping off. Not a tight fit. The others are great. Overall works really well. [Ed. note: The new revised Beka model (now on sale) should have corrected this from happening again.]

- Natural hard maple, durable metal bearings
- Sits on a table, no need to clamp in place
- Rotates easily with all yarn weights
- Rubber bumpers protect table tops
- Wide range of skein sizes and yarn types
- 28” long bottom arms; 15” long top arms
Yarn Swift
Item #07901