This Lazy Kate is designed to hold EEW Nano, EEW 6.0, and EEW 5.x bobbins in place while plying or other tasks requiring winding yarn off a bobbin. It’s cleaver puzzle like design allows you to link as many as you want together. It includes an elastic band that can tension the bobbins to prevent them from spinning freely. The bobbin stopper prevents the bobbin from popping off if unwinding bobbins at higher speeds.
An added feature of this Lazy Kate is the yarn spike. This spike designed to slide through a yarn ball made with a ball winder. Then you can use the outside pull from the ball and the spike will hold it in place as you knit from the ball. It also prevent tangles that happen when using a center pull technique often used with these types of balls.
I originally designed this Lazy Kate design as 3D printable files, and these files are still freely available. Because of the huge support of the community I have updated the files to be optimized for injection molding. This product is injection molded from glass reinforced nylon. Injection molding makes the product much more durable, and has a much nicer finish. This process also helps reduce the price when they are made in larger quantities like we have done here.