As knitters we use some essential tools all the time: stitch markers, progress keepers, scissors, crochet hooks for picking up stitches and needles for weaving in ends. Having all of these in one place for a project is really helpful. That’s not usually the case with me – or at least it wasn’t till I was gifted a chatelaine created by Handwork Hardware.
Winning was a surprise. I was their 200th Twitter follower and received a message saying I’d won a chatelaine. I had no idea there was a contest going on, and (I have to be honest here) I had no idea what a chatelaine was.
Turns out it was invented in Victorian times to hold knitting tools and was designed to be suspended from a waistband, belt loop or knitting bag handle. Who knew? Apparently, the ardent knitters and founders of Handwork Hardware did.
Fast forward about 150 years — architects Cornelia Griffen and Judith Van Cleve have designed a modern-day chatelaine. The outer casing is sturdy and tight; there will be no little tools falling out of this chatelaine. And it’s bright red so you can find it among your yarn should you choose not to suspend it from something.
It contains all the essential tools I listed above, and it’s become indispensable for my knitting projects.
And now, through the generosity of Handwork Hardware, I have two to gift to two lucky winners, valued at $15 each. Just use the form below to enter (U.S. residents only, over 18 please, no purchase necessary). You’ll also receive occasional news from BellaKnitta by entering. The giveaway starts today, March 18 and ends April 18 at midnight, Eastern time. Good luck!