Hello and good morning all!
Today, April 10th, is Safety Pin Day!
Legend has it that, in 1849, Walter Hunt, the inventor of the safety pin, owed a friend $15 and decided to invent something new in order to earn the money to repay him. He invented the safety pin.
I don't know about you guys, but I use these little beauties all the time! They make excellent stitch markers when my other ones have gone walk about (and boy, doesn't that happen a lot!) and they also make some pretty fantastic Jewellery too! I keep a stash in my desk, and also some in the first aid kit in the car, because you never know when one will come in handy!
You will need:
DK/8ply/light worsted weight yarn in minimum of 6 colours.
Yarn Note: I did not start with complete balls. All 6 of my balls were originally 100g balls with a little of each used. They are a mix of Stylecraft Special DK, King Cole Pricewise and Moda Vera Marvel 8ply for my 6 colours. You could choose 6 colours and follow my colour changes, or you could make every line a different colour (excellent way to use scraps) or you could even use some self striping yarn, or a solid colour.
Colour Changes: I change my colours by completing the last yarn over and pull through of the last stitch in the row with the new colour for the next row, so I don't have to join with slip stitches. Of course, this means you'll have to redo that one last stitch each day as you won't know what colour is next, but the finished piece will be much neater this way.
My Colours are
A - Beige
B - Blue
C - Dark Blue
D - Tan
E - Mint/Turquoise
F - Dark Grey
15: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across. - 60