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If you find yourself making large projects with multiple balls of yarn, then you might want to consider investing in a ball winder and a yarn swift. A hank of yarn is spread out around the yarn swift, which looks a lot like the inner workings of an umbrella, and the end of the yarn is attached to the ball winder. As you crank the ball winder, the yarn swift turns with it to feed out the yarn, and a beautifully-wound flat ball is your reward!