Umbrella Swift | Lykke
- HOW IT'S MADE
- HOW TO USE
This beautiful umbrella swift is handcrafted with sustainably sourced mango wood. It's a sturdy swift that is bound to last you a lifetime, and ensures that you'll be able to wind skeins of yarn into balls quickly and effortlessly!
This swift can accommodate a wide range of skein sizes, and would make the perfect gift for the avid knitter in your life!
HEIGHT (without pin): 23 5/8" / 60cm
MAXIMUM DIAMETER: 30"/ 76.2cm
CLAMP HEIGHT: 1 7/8" / 4.8cm
CLAMP DEPTH: 1 1/4"/ 3.2cm
Lykke's tools are handcrafted and assembled in a scenic region of Kathmandu, Nepal. The production routines do not rely on mechanized automation. Instead, the products benefit from the skilled and graceful human touch of the skilled Nepalese craftspeople that make them.
From the brand:
"We are happy and proud to support the growth and development of the local economy in Nepal. Revenue from the sales of LYKKE Crafts products also serve the community through varied benefit programs for the workers, their children, and the community. We appreciate and value the opportunity to employ this growing community of skilled craftspeople in Nepal and happily embrace the natural, human pace of production."
Umbrella swifts are best used alongside a ball winder, for the quickest way to ball up skeins. Place your skein around the umbrella. Unscrew the pin on the bottom in order to move the umbrella up and down freely. When you've moved the umbrella far up enough that the skein is taught, tighten the pin tp keep the umbrella in place. Find the end strand of your skein, and being winding!