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Old 01-04-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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I need stitch markers
I went to Michael's last night and couldn't find any. I need all sizes, but I specifically need some for larger needles as well. It seems I don't have any that fit a size 10 or larger needle. Is anyone here selling any? I want pretty ones!
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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If no one here has any you might check etsy...they have some cute ones there... I usually buy white rings for .97 cents for the larger needles...hrmm I can't find them on joanns.com but found these that are close to mine just not Susan Bates
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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One thing you could maybe try is to take, say, 4" lengths of contrasting yarn and tie them into loops. Then use these loops as markers along your needle/s.

It's a good interim technique.

I've also used those plastic rings that you get with the blank DVDs that us computer-dvd-burners use. Those work pretty well and have a right good-sized hole.

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Old 01-04-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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I bought some, I thought at Michael's, but it was probably JoAnn. Check them out. I got a packet of the little plastic split ring ones which included some big ones, for $3-4. They're not the beautiful beaded ones that people share about here,but they work!

You can find some here

And some jumbo ones here
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas.

I must have looked in the wrong place at Michael's last night, although I think I was all over the store! Now that I think about it, the metal rings I have been using came in a "learn to knit" kit by Susan Bates. I did see some of those last night, but I obviously don't want the whole kit!
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:23 AM   #6
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Another idea, if you are at Michael's is go to the bead section - I buy the jump rings to use at stitch markers. They come in all sizes and they are really cheap - I think I got 25 of them for $2.00 and they are all on sale at 30% off this week.
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Some time ago on "Knitty Gritty" there was knit bit about making your own stitch markers, of course I deleted the show and can't find anything on the website, but they were very pretty! I liked the idea that you could make different stitch markers to then use in various ways, beg/end, middle, etc. They were used with the jump rings and then attaching beads to them, it looked do-able IMO.

If anyone has any help for making your own I would appreciate it.
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I've used the larger size clasps from the beading department, both the lobster claw and c-ring ones. They slip over the needles and have a loop you can use to attach beads to. You can get those up to fairly big sizes. Also the white plastic carbona rings work well. I like these because I can get exactly what I want.
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Somewhere on this site, Artlady posted a bunch of useful information on making your own.
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Originally Posted by Sanibelle View Post
Another idea, if you are at Michael's is go to the bead section - I buy the jump rings to use at stitch markers. They come in all sizes and they are really cheap - I think I got 25 of them for $2.00 and they are all on sale at 30% off this week.
If you buy the jump rings to use as stitch markers, why not spring an extra few bucks on beads and headpins to make your own "pretty" ones. Once you've gone and checked out Art Lady's tutorial, you'll see how easy they are to make (and addicting!).
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