Why the #%@&! is My Yarn Attached to Me?? Magnetic Portuguese Knitting Pins

  • A knitting badge featuring a magnetic back, a hanging hook, and the image of a black sheep silhouette with the words Black Sheep Club.
  • A knitting badge featuring a magnetic back, a hanging hook, and the image of a Sloth sitting in a basket of yarn balls.
  • A pair of knitting badges featuring magnetic backs and hanging hooks. One is an image of a black sheep silhouette with the words Black Sheep Club. The other is an image of a cartoon white sheep that is knitting a striped sweater.
  • A pair of knitting badges featuring magnetic backs and hanging hooks. One is an image of a skull with the words Knit Fast, Die Warm. The other is an image of a large multicolored ball of yarn, with a white cat peeking over the top.

Knitting and crochet are SUPPOSED to be tension-relieving hobbies. Unfortunately, we all know that sometimes our favorite hobbies make us a little …. well, TENSE. One of the main issues with working with yarn is how to maintain tension of your yarn to make even stitches. Now you may have seen people “throw” their yarn, or perhaps “pick” their yarn. Portuguese knitting — or maybe you’ve heard it called Andean, Peruvian or Bosnian — is a style that involves movements that are totally different from the usual Continental and English styles we’re so accustomed to seeing.

What makes Portuguese knitting so unique is the tension of the yarn. The yarn tension is created by running the yarn through a pin, and also, the yarn could also be wrapped behind the knitter’s neck. Using a knitting pin, or wrapping the yarn around your neck can help your hands from getting tired or sore. You can also use a knitting pin to help keep tension with your opposite hand while doing stranded colorwork. Pins, however, can damage your clothing. So what’s better? Using a MAGNETIC pin!

These magnetic pins feature a very strong badge-holding-style magnet, and a hanging hook that is securely attached to the badge. Each badge is handmade and features a fun motif that shows off your style and snark. Each pin is between 2 to 3 inches long. Each hook coordinates with the badge in either silver color or gold color.