Adorable Mama and baby elephant make up this fun Magnetic Portuguese Knitting Pin. So cute you can wear as jewelry and an eyeglass or a name badge holder when you're not knitting.
- Blue and Turquoise Elephant beads - Blue and Turquoise 6mm beads - Sterling silver no snag yarn hook - Dual Magnets
**Dimensions: Total length is nearly 5".
**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 to have a longer drop between the headpin and the hook than most traditional pins. The longer drop adds a slight weight to the tensioned the yard which helps hold the yarn 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: Comes on a presentation card and wrapped in a handcrafted reusable pillow gift box. Gift boxes are individually made and may vary in color and design. 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. If you suffer from arthritis or carpel tunnel syndrome, please check into Portuguese Knitting. It may help reduce pain while knitting.
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.