Yarn Pet Trio -Q
The Yarn Pet Trio comes in 2 versions - a version for holding cones and one for just holding just yarn balls. The primary difference is the fact that the cone version has all of the parts necessary to secure cones on all 3 rods.
Yarn Pet Trio, Cone Version. This unit can hold three 7" or 10" cones of yarn. It measures 19" wide by 7.5" deep x 3/4" thick. Made of Maple hardwood. This version of the Trio includes all of the necessary parts to hold 3 cones of yarn complete with our innovative cone support system. This includes wooden discs and rubber stoppers which both support and center the cones on the support rods. Our design allows the user to easily spin the cones during the removal of the yarn which completely eliminates the problem of re-twisting the yarn.
The Yarn Ball version is the same except it does not include the parts needed to control cones. If you do not plan to hold cones then that is all that you need.
NOTICES: (1) as of Spring 2018 we have started using a permanent, screwed-in, metal component that the rods fit into. These were previously glued in and sometimes would loosen up when large cones were used. These new fasteners will never loosen up and are truly commercial grade.
(2) the latest version of the Trio has a different hole configuration for the posts and looks slightly different than these images. The current model has been refined to better work with our skein-winder's triple guides.
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Is it easy to switch the cone version to using it with yarn balls and back to cones, or are there parts that would have to be disassembled and reassembled?
Well it is easy if you are comfortable with adjusting the oring tension each time you change the spindle. I can do it in 5-10 seonds. People who are less familiar with the process could take a minute or 2 at the most. A small group of people who have trouble figuring out how to adjust the oring tension could be frustrated. We have videos on our www.youtube.com/nancysknitknacks/videos channel which show how to adjust the o-ring. But the process is quick and easy and can be repeated a zillion times since it just involves removing the spindle and installing the small diameter spindle.
By the way, you can also leave the small diameter spindle on all the time and make balls up to 4 ounces with it. So most people may not even need the std spindle which can make up to 1 Lb balls.
The Std spindle is, however, less fincky than the Small Dia Spindle in terms of wonky balls.