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Is This A Yarn Swift For Small Skeins?

Found this today at my local thrift shop. The only markings are “Made In Canada” stamped in green ink on the bottom.

Any thoughts on what it is? I’m guessing it’s either for yarn winding or noodle making. A neat contraption regardless.

The bottom photo shows it collapsed.



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May 18, 2010


1 eLoomanator { 05.18.10 at 2:12 pm }

It’s for drying plastic bags.

2 Kathryn { 05.18.10 at 5:06 pm }

That never would have crossed my mind. Thanks so much. Off to the kitchen it goes.

3 Margo Schembre { 05.18.10 at 7:12 pm }

The answer is: neither. i have one of these contraptions, it’s for drying plastic baggies and such so that you can re-use them.

4 Arnora { 05.27.10 at 8:36 am }

It’s actually a new version of an old drying rack for your dish towels.
My grandmother had one.

5 Donna { 07.24.10 at 3:43 pm }

Looks like a display stand for puppets.

6 Beverly Waters { 09.13.10 at 3:13 pm }

I have purchased a very old 950 e along with a KG 93. I know there is a way (code) to make these work together.
I worked for 7 year in the early 90’s. Which is how I know they can work.
Does anyone have the answer?
I just returned to knitting after a long absense.
Thanks for any help I can get
Beverly Waters

7 joan kissell { 12.19.10 at 8:10 am }

Just wanted to “Gushingly’ Thank you for this site , I spend a lot of time and money trying to get a manual for an old machine I had, before another E-Bayer gave me directions to your site . which I have passed on to sellers who say they are selling with no manuals, now a new problem. Do you have conversion on patterns from a 200 needle machine to a 130 needle machine.. I would like to be able to understand a Ribber and a Garter carriage ? Is there a site that could explain these to me? Why you use them, What they do, and What machines they fit? THANKS

8 joan kissell { 12.19.10 at 8:14 am }

why do you ask for moderation ? If there is a limit on words why was not a limit stated

9 Rhonda Herbert { 01.23.13 at 7:04 pm }

To Joan Kissell
I maybe misunderstand you where you want to convert from 200 needles to 130 needles. Are you converting your project from one ply size to another smaller or larger ply or are you making the item smaller in size with the same ply used on both 200 and 130 needles?
Isn’t there a guage made in plastic with slide panel or a square plastic with vertical and horizontal numbers to help with conversion in stitch guage? Would that help you?

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