✱ The swift yarn is for use with yarn hanks with a 60 inch circumference. Dimensions: 21" x 19" x 17" (53x48x43cm), the storage case is 17.5" x 2" x 2" (The storage tube case prevent swift damaging during delivery and keeps the swift clean between uses)
✱It has a table clamp with wooden twist screws to hold it in place and spins freely as you wind your skeins on your yarn ball winder (not included). The clamp or clip is 1.75" (use it on a desk thinner than 1.75"/4.5cm). If your table is rounded edged, the clamp doesn't love it. It stays put fine, but it isn?¡¥t quite as strongly anchored as it would be on an angular-edged table. Note the clamp will leave marks on a wood table. Make sure to cover with something protective if using there.
✱ The best thing of this yarn umbrella swift is that it is adjustable. You can use the swift yarn winder upright as shown in the picture, or vertically like a Ferris wheel. You can keep the yarn winder swift mounted on a wooden TV table along with your ball winder. If you want no more snarling up yarn when you wind balls off of hanks and skeins, you can use your non-winding hand to guide the yarn coming off the swift, and observe a speed limit to avoid over yarn hanging up on the hooks.
✱ Not only is it way less expensive, but the metal construction means this knitting yarn swift folds up more compact than the wood ones. It's very light and easy to work with. The end is designed so you can put the swift at any angle you want. Once you figure out how to use the clamp it's easy to set up either horizontally or vertically. The size is easy to adjust and it runs smoothly. If you have limited table space, you can use this hanging off the table, without it getting in the way.
✱This yarn swift tabletop is a workhorse. We have used the yarn swifts with different yarn weights from lace to Aran, and wound scads of skeins of everything from crochet cotton size 10 to a heavy worsted, and it's worked for all. It can rock a little when using the top handle, but nothing to make you discard it. You can use it to unravel sweaters from thrift shops to reuse the yarn (cashmere, wool, alpaca, etc). We unravel the sweater directly to the swift, creating 60" hanks.