Penannular Shawl Pin, Bauhaus - Sterling & Brass
Oxidized sterling silver and copper. Are you familiar with Penannular Shawl Pins? If not, you should know they are the absolute best design to use with adorning shawls, cardigans and wraps. Designed in medieval times (coincidentally the exact same time period that my chainmaille jewellery technique hails from…), they are a “twist & lock” type of closure. Once they are affixed to your knitted garment, they will not come off. You will NEVER, ever lose the pin because it is permanently attached to the circular piece of the shawl pin and cannot be removed.
All penannular shawl pins are handmade one by one in Lisa’s studio. This particular one is hand wrought oxidized sterling silver with random brass over wrapping coil detail. Each pin is hand formed with individually wrapped brass wire and soldered on to the circular sterling pin shape. Bauhaus Shawl Pins are also made in oxidized sterling with either sterling, brass or copper over wrapped wire. To hold the pin in place wearer needs to “twist & lock” the pin part past one of the over wrapped “bundles” of wire. The bundles act like a “stop” and will keep the pin in that exact place (see image of pin on shawl and note where the tip of the pin is placed – next to a brass bundle).
You will receive the exact shawl pin featured above. The dimensions are; outside diameter of widest section of circular shape is 1.25″, the outside diameter from opening to centre back is 1.25″ and the oxidized sterling silver pin length, from base of coil to tapered tip is 1.25″ long. It weighs 15 grams.
This pin can be used on all lace & fingering weight garments, as well as heavier weight cowls. Shawl pin shown on Purl Soho’s Pivot Cowl , knitted with Classic Elite Yarn Adelaide in Dark Grey. Final image, shawl pin is shown on Impervious Shawl by Kim McBrien-Evans.