Roly-Poly

Made from carbon fiber and 3D printed ABS plastic, the Roly-Poly is an electric ball winder that winds nostepinne-style balls. It has gone through extensive development to ensure the prettiest winding possible along with the ease of use and the qualities we all know and love of the Daedalus Spinning Wheels.

  • How to Purchase

    Roly-Polies are sold in ready-made batches, in a shop update format. An announcement is made on the blog in advance. We highly recommend subscribing to our blog so you can be notified when we make announcements about shop updates. To subscribe head on over to our blog and click the Log In/Sign Up button.

    These announcement blogs also include information about how updates work and advice on how to make your shopping experience go as smoothly as possible.

  • Cost

    $690

    What’s Included with Roly-Poly

    • Roly-Poly
    • On/Off Toggle
    • Orifice Hook
    • Spares Kit (2 Extra Rubber Feet)
    • 40 mm Core (removable core that slides over the 22mm core)
    • 15V DC Power Supply
    • User Manual (will be digital only for the first 2 months)
  • Product Details

    Materials: Carbon Fiber and 3D-printed ABS plastic

    Dimension: 16.5" L x 7" W x 11" H ( 42 L x 18 W x 28 H cm)

    Weight: 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)

    Orifice: 12mm

    Cores: Comes with a 22 mm and 40 mm core to allow for ball sizes of 20g all the way to 24 oz.

    Capacity: Approximately 1 lb #6 Bulky to 24 oz of #1 Fingering. Estimated capacity varies based on the tension and weight of yarn.

    Power Requirements: 15V (Can Use the Daedalus Battery)

  • There were many considerations during testing that we had to keep in mind including:

    • Ball density
    • Capable of working with a wide range of yarn weights
    • Appropriate tension
    • Capacity
    • Work smoothly with a variety of swifts
    • Characteristics of the winding angle and overall shape

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Akerworks ClampyKate Kits

The Akerworks ClampyKate kits come with a flat-pack Yarn Caddy that is perfect for holding Roly-Poly balls.

  • More about the Roly-Poly

    To learn more about the Roly-Poly and to see the manual check the Roly-Poly page.

  • Videos

    To see videos of the Roly-Poly in action check out this YouTube Playlist.