Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Home & Living
  3. Hobbies

Chatelaines for knitters

See also

They should make a comeback. Chatelaines were popular during the second half of the 1800's. This was a decorative piece of useful "tools" that the housekeeper wore hanging from her belt. Chatelaine is a French word that is defined as having all the tools at hand for a housekeeper to handle situations might arise during the day.

More Photos

A housekeeper might carry a thimble, scissors, tiny pad and pencil, key... The chatelaines could be as simple or ornate as money good buy, like jewelry. Always displayed, it represented a status symbol. Though they date back to ancient Rome, they can still be useful for knitters.

Knitters can have a chatelaine with a hanging scissors, small crochet hook (for picking up dropped stitches), a row counter and row markers to start with. Each item would be on its own chain. When sitting down, all these tools would be easily accessible in your lap...close at hand.

You can make your own or find a knitting chatelaine on the web for purchase.

Advertisement

Life

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    Camera
    7 Photos