Clover puts out a product called a Locking Stitch Marker (looks similar to a small plastic diaper pin). They come in packages of (small size) "20" or (jumbo size) "15". There are two different colours in each package. They are approximately $6 a package, regular price. They come in a little plastic envelope style case for storage. I got mine yesterday at Michaels, which was a good choice because they have a 30% sale on all yarn and yarn accessories this week. If you can't find them in the yarn section yourself, ask! I am using the small size on US 10.5 needles and they slide quite easily. I had the horrible plastic rings but they just did not slide well for me.
I can't find fancy stitch markers anywhere so I am using these, because a pattern I am working on calls for stitch markers.
I love to give homemade gifts... which one of my kids do you want?
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