Gate Hinge Smooth Screw-in Snap Closure
Handmade in the United States
Weight - 1.6 ounces
Width - 5 inches
Height at tallest point - 3 inches
Height at shortest point - 1.5 inches
The Gate Hinge is a knockout closure with terrific presence and an unusual profile. Designed based on an actual gate hinge, this unique closure is fabulous on garments and accessories alike, used singly or in multiples. This closure is ideal for heavier-weight yarns, including worsted, Aran, and bulky. If the holes are two large in the knitting, the backing washers can pull through. In this instance, fiber, ribbon, or cord can be used to lace the closure onto the knitwear, capturing fiber and securing the closure despite loose or open work.
To use, unscrew the screws on the back and remove the backing washers from the shank. Place the closure on your piece and work the shanks of the screws gently in between the stitches of your knitwear from the front. Place the backing washers over the screw shanks on the inside of the knitwear. Screw in the screw with your fingers to secure.
To avoid losing screws or backings, place a tiny drop of clear nail polish in the threaded cylinder before securing. This will keep the closure in place while it's on the body but still allows you to unscrew it when you are ready for a change. Clean the cylinder with nail polish remover on a q-tip between uses.