Stitch markers, and lots of them, are a necessity when knitting. They don’t have to be fancy or pretty . . they just have to serve their purpose – mark different spots for different reasons.
Plain Jane round ones are some of best. They don’t snag and different colors can be used to signify different things – beginning of the round, sleeve starts and stops. When casting on lots of stitches, I’ll put a marker every 20 or 50 stitches and then I don’t have to go back and count from the beginning if I lose track of my numbers.
The ones above are part of a very inexpensive set that I ordered from Amazon. I do lose a lot of stitch markers so it’s nice to have these types of stitch markers.
But, there are the pretty ones too and they’re fun to have and fun to use.
This is two sets of monkey stitch markers. I thought a certain little girl might like some of these since she loves all things monkey! But she told me she doesn’t need stitch markers . . save them til she starts knitting. Funny girl!
A little blurry but cat stitch markers for this knitter who says she isn’t a cat fan but I think she likes cats more than she will admit. 🙂
And last, mood markers because sometimes, you just need to know what kind of mood you’re in!
I guess having a few pretty stitch markers is a bit extravagant but I do like them, even if I mostly use the cheap, plastic markers mostly.
I finally, about a year ago or so, broke down and bought a set of numbered (by the 10’s) markers for casting on….they make life even easier than just using regular markers for the casting on
My favorites are the bulb safety pin (pear shaped) stitch markers. They are a little more expensive, but they don’t get in my way like the plastic ones do, and they are immediately removable if I don’t need it any more. They come in different colors too. I do have some of the “fancy” markers, and they can be so fun to have in your knitting. (I also learned to make them, so I can have whatever fancy ones I want…or make them to give as gifts!)
Lost my little box of stitch markers, so this was perfect timing! Thanks!
Nelle Coursey says
Somewhere I have one I made for you! I think it is a box in my satchel I carry. It is a fleur-de-lis. Thought you would love that. Come by tomorrow if you have time and I will have it with me. Or I think I am going to Vita’s Wednesday from 10-12 and I will have it with me then. I made them for everyone but you didn’t come in December of 2018.
Susan Nixon says
I have seen a lot of them on various sites, and I don’t think they are all that expensive, even if you get a little fancy. I was thinking I have some beads I could use to make some – big beads I’ll never use for crazy quilting seams. You just knit them in? It doesn’t look like they have to have a fastener, but then how do you get them out again?