This rustic pennanular brooch is hand forged in sterling silver. Two hammered disks at head and tale keep the pin on the brooch.
The brooch circle measures 2" or 5 cm in diameter. It is perfect for dk, worsted or aran weight designs. It has been hallmarked at the Assay Office in Edinburgh with the Scottish sterling mark as well as my maker's mark.
The penannular brooch is an elegant and practical design, inspired by Pictish and Anglo Saxon pin designs. Once the fabric has been secured on the pin, the circular frame can be turned around the pin, securing the brooch in place.
I wear mine with my hand-knitted cardigans and coats, as I prefer this type of closure to buttons or clasps that come undone.
The larger copper version of this pin is featured in Staci Perry's Easy Knit Sweater Jacket Tutorial at Very Pink Knits. You can learn about the pattern (and get a how-to on how to fasten these brooches) over here.