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What is this?

sewmuchmore

What is this?
« on: August 17, 2020, 21:05:13 PM »
So today was going through mums 3 sewing boxes and found this.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Anyone know what is for. I am guessing something for knitting as it has the aero name on it. It is about 4 inches long.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 21:07:00 PM by sewmuchmore »
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Lilian

Re: What is this?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 21:15:54 PM »
I looks to me like a pin to keep stitches on when knitting cable or the like, (a stitch holder). Does it open up like a safety pin?

Looking again, is the silver metal part like a stretchy coil?
« Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 21:18:37 PM by Lilian »
Willing but not always able :)

Lilian

Re: What is this?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2020, 21:20:15 PM »
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Willing but not always able :)

toileandtrouble

Re: What is this?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 21:31:10 PM »
 I have a couple.  I like this sort better than the safety pin type which comes undone when I move my knitting too much.

sewmuchmore

Re: What is this?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 21:45:10 PM »
@Lilian @toileandtrouble the silver metal part is a coil and i never thought to try and open it. I have now and yes it is a bit like a safety pin, so many thanks. Not sure i will use it, i haven't the patience to knit, so will put it with the 3 doz pairs of knitting needles mum has in a bag and send it to charity shop.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

BrendaP

Re: What is this?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 22:08:27 PM »
I've got one like it somewhere.  Also useful for holding bunches of lacemaking bobbins together (thread through the spangles of Midlands bobbins.

Reminds me of the hair rollers and perm curlers  form way back when!
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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