Forged iron snips are an ancient concept – you may have seen larger ones once used for sheep shearing. These are the same concept, but much smaller. So many snips have razor-sharp blades with plastic handles, but not these ones! They are rustically forged from one piece of steel so they will never break. They are slim, don’t require you to unfold or get your fingers through openings, and are approved for TSA travel through security (a blade less than 3" long). Streamlined and good for only one thing – snipping yarn. Each snip/scissor comes with a natural vegetable-tanned leather protective cover.
- One-piece snip is made of forged black steel
- Leather point protector is natural, vegetable-tanned leather
- 4" in length
HOW TO USE:Please note these are snips, not scissors, and they are imperfectly hand-forged. They have a nice heft in the hand, and the good news is that no one is going to borrow them from your knitting kit – they are really only good for snipping yarn!
Cocoknits founder, Julie Weisenberger, learned to knit and completed her first sweater in college while studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria. She has been knitting and designing ever since. In the 1980s she ran her own knitwear company; in the 1990s she designed sweaters for yarn companies and magazines; and in 2007 she founded Cocoknits.com, her own pattern and tool company.
Over the years she has developed and perfected a unique top-down, seamless method of sweater knitting called the Cocoknits Method, and created a line of tools that make the process of knitting and Making easier and more beautiful. For the past decade Julie has been teaching classes throughout the United States and in Europe on the Cocoknits Method and selecting flattering knitwear styles for different body proportions. She lives in Oakland, California.