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Paulaque 02-05-2013 10:25 PM

Tip
 
Don't know for sure where to put this, but I have found many uses for paperclips in knitting and crocheting. In crochet, if you need a quick release, but "stay on there" stitch marker, bend the inside end of the paper clip towards the center, and then use the center loop to push through your front loop of the work, removal is just a twist away. For knitting, not only do they make great needle stitch markers, but they also help to keep that tail that you started with out of the way until you need it. Just wrap yarn tightly around the paperclip, then tuck the end between the two loops on the paperclip. For following patterns, use the paperclip on the edge of the paper, and just slip it up as you go. There are probably hundreds more uses, but those are what I have discovered by having a ton of paperclips and no office anymore.:heart:

Marina1109 02-05-2013 10:36 PM

I also use paperclips instead of cable needles, and as stitch markers when I have to make a correction on a row.

suzeeq 02-05-2013 11:44 PM

Yep, they make great removeable stitch markers - been using them for years.

salmonmac 02-06-2013 06:26 AM

Thanks for the inventive uses for paperclips. I love the one for tucking in the tail end between the loops of the clip.

Lighting57 02-06-2013 09:50 AM

I've used the clips from time to time. My most used item though is the safety pin. I especially like the coiless pins. They are great to mark inc's & dec's with and to mark between first and last sts when working in the round.


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