Wonky Balls (mis-shaped balls of yarn)

This section will identify the types of setups, adjustments, and maintenance that the user can perform to prevent wonky balls from being wound. Tensions is normally the culprit but how the ball winder is set up and positioned relative to the swift, etc., can also play havoc.

Tensioner Post and curly Q positions
Wonky balls can be caused by a number of adjustments and "positions" on the ball winder. First of all make sure the 8" tall post wh...
Tue, 19 Aug, 2014 at 10:24 AM
O-ring Tension too tight or too loose
The black o-ring that is at the base of the spindle that goes onto the flange (the circular composite material part which is gray or brown) has to have the ...
Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 at 1:48 AM
O-ring on Spindle Flange
 Examine the condition of the o-ring that goes around the circular flange at the base of the spindle. If it is cracked or damaged in any way then that can c...
Mon, 22 Sep, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Curly Q Position
The curly Q on top of the tensioner post can be positioned in a number of ways. It can allow for "straight thru" yarn path which does not add a...
Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 at 1:48 AM
Dirty Ball Winder gears
The ball winder has 4 nylon gears inside that can collect fiber debris from the yarn that is being wound. As hard as it is to believe, tiny fibers over time...
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 at 1:23 PM
Yarn Swift
The yarn swift can cause the ball winder to create wonky balls if it is not used correctly. Umbrella Swift If the user pushes the wooden nut on the unit up...
Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 at 1:48 AM
Yarns goes under the bottom or over the top of ball
 If you ever see this happening it means there is too much tension somewhere in the overall layout. The ball winder wants to only see a certain amount o...
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014 at 9:54 PM