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.