Measurements: - Length is approximately 5 inches - Width is approximately .75 inches
**How it works: The pin has dual magnets. One magnet is permanently attached to the pin head and the other magnet is placed on the underside of your shirt then magnetically fastens to the magnet on the pin. These magnets are strong and will hold the pin securely.
**Yarn Hook Drop: This Portuguese Knitting Pin is designed have a longer drop between the headpin and the yarn hook than most traditional pins. The longer drop adds a slight weight to the tensioned the yarn which helps hold it in place while the stitch is worked.
However, if the yarn hook drop is too long for you, please contact me. I can shorten it for you.
**Packaging: The pin comes mounted on a presentation card and wrapped in a handcrafted reusable pillow gift box. The gift boxes are individually made and may vary in color and design. The photo is representive of the variety.
**What is Portuguese Knitting: Portuguese knitting is a traditional knitting technique for tensioning yarn while knitting. Originating in South America, Portuguese knitting has quickly become a favorite knitting technique in America thanks in large part to the wonderful tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest. Not only is this technique a fun and fast way to knit, it is incredibly gentle on hands, wrists, fingers and shoulders. The Portuguese knitting technique allows you to knit for hours without pain. If you suffer from arthritis or carpel tunnel syndrome, please look into Portuguese Knitting as it may reduce discomfort while knitting.
Please visit my shop for more Portuguese Knitting Pins, Portuguese Knitting Pins on silk cords for around the neck Knitting, and a beautiful selection of necklaces:
WARNING: Do not use this pin if you have a pacemaker. The strong magnets may interfere with the functioning of your pacemaker. If you are interested in trying a Portuguese Knitting Pin, I have magnet-free designs where the hook is suspended on a silk cord worn around the neck.