Little stitch makers of fun.
Stitch marker pins t to identify an important place in your knitting , with a funky charm attached.Once you add stitch markers to your knitting, you will not know what you did without them.
Stitch markers to mark the end of a row in when knitting in the round with circular knitting needles—it is not obvious where the circle begins and ends. Slip a marker onto one needle when joining in the round and slip it to the other needle each time you pass by.
Stitch markers for pattern changes. Slip one on the needle when you need to mark where increases, decreases, or blocks of different stitches should be placed.
Did you drop a stitch? If you’re reviewing a large portion of your knit work and notice a dropped stitch, don’t panic or frog back .
Unraveling ! Simply grab a locking stitch marker and lock it into the loop to prevent it from unraveling. This buys you time to assess the severity and decide if you need to rip stitches and fix it or if you can return later and weave the stitch back in. If you’re in a pinch, tie a small piece of contrasting yarn into the dropped stitch.
Use stitch markers to count rows. If you’re working a pattern that repeats often, you can place a stitch marker on every few rows and count as you go. For instance, you can place a stitch marker every 10 rows when knitting in garter stitch and then you only have to count how many groups of 10 you have (it’s easier than counting 100 individual rows). This is helpful when matching the number of rows on the front and back of sweater pieces.
Don’t be afraid to use stitch markers often. Keep them in reach and find a good container for them.
They do get lost easily because they’re so small and cats and kids do love to play with them (they present a choking risk for young children).