Coiled Safety Pin - Extra Large
Oxidized sterling silver, brass & copper wire. Extra Large size, safety pin style closure for all your big and bulky knits. Comes in three other sizes; small, medium & large. This extra large safety pin size is for use with your largest shawls, wraps, scarves and cardigans. Can either “pierce” the knitted fabric in between the stitches, or gather the knitted fabric (i.e. for a shawl, wrap or scarf) in between the safety pin “arms”, and clip the pin closed so it surrounds all the material without piercing it (see large wrap thumb nail image above to view that way of using it). This is the largest size Lisa makes, and it is good for very large fingering weight shawl or heavier weight, wrap or scarf, but works best on heavier weight yarn fabrics. It’s too heavy for any lace weight project, smaller sized shawl or wrap, or thinner style of scarf or cowl. For those smaller projects made with lighter weight yarn, either the medium or small sized Coiled Safety Pin is a better choice.Completely hand wrought by Lisa in her Toronto Studio. Made from sterling silver, copper and brass wire. Each one is carefully handmade, one at a time, and therefore are all slightly different. You will receive this exact pin as shown above. This pin is approximately 5.5″ in length, 2.0″ wide, and the biggest coil in oxidized sterling is about 1/2″ in diameter. Pin weighs 51 grams, which is another reason why it needs to be used on heavier weight yarn projects, so it can support the weight without damaging the fibre.
The sterling and brass coils move on the safety pin, and if you grab a really generous portion of knitted fabric, you can adjust where you would like the coils to sit once it is affixed to the garment. The back side of the hammered closure arm has my engraved signature (see close up thumb nail image above), and the pin “clicks closed”, so no worry of it coming undone while being worn. You can also adjust the pin arm, opening it up before affixing to your garment, or once it’s on the garment, squeezing it slightly together to have a tighter fit.
This pin is shown on a large wrap that I love so much I knit it twice! Pattern is Postcards from California by Canadian knitwear designer, Heidi Kirrmaier. First image is a two stranded version, made with Legacy Lane‘s fingering weight 50% Alpaca/50% SW Merino wool combined with Shibui’s Silk Cloud yarn in Shore, Blueprint, Pebble & black colours. Second image is made with with Malabrigo Mechita in 121 Marte and Julie Asselin‘s Merletto in Midnight Oil.