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Old 05-20-2009, 01:46 PM   #11
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Jumbo paperclips work too.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:59 PM   #12
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Anything thin and round and will fit you needle loosely so you can slide them from one needle to the next. Knit Picks has a bag of different sizes for sale. I have used scrap yarn too. Whatever works.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:29 PM   #13
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yeah they work well! I am to "thrifty" to buy place markers!
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:45 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by dustinac View Post
You could use scrap yarn for sm

I'm working on the GAAA too what block are you working on?

I've read about and seen earrings used as stitch markers. Some designers have made glass bead stitch markers that look to me just like dangle earrings complete with that open R shaped earring hook (or is it called a loop?).


Would a three bead dangle, hanging to the front (or back) be a good reminder that the next three stitches should be held to the front (or back when appropriate) while working the following set of stitches for a cable crossover?

I really should try something with a cable pattern.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:33 AM   #15
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with that open R shaped earring hook (or is it called a loop?)
It's calle a fishook type wire, and sometimes French hook.

I don't care for these; they're pretty, but don't look like they'd stay on well. I use the small plastic rings, sometimes another piece of yarn or a paperclip, depending on where I am and what's handy.
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I picked up some 8mm rings at Micheal's and loop them together as stitch markers. Normally with some type of dangle at one end. If I am doing cables and repeat every 5 rows, I pull out a marker with 5 rings on it. Each time around I move down another ring until I reach the bottom. Once, I have hit bottom, you know out of yarn, LYS closed, its Saturday night and they don't open until Tuesday, oops I mean the last ring I know it is time to do a cable stitch.
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It's calle a fishook type wire, and sometimes French hook.

I don't care for these; they're pretty, but don't look like they'd stay on well. I use the small plastic rings, sometimes another piece of yarn or a paperclip, depending on where I am and what's handy.

Ah, I see what you mean.

For crochet, however, I think the fishhook or french hook would be better than a loop. But that's for another thread.

I would also think chains of loops or ornate charm dangles would have a snag potential.

Alas, I only have flat plastic e shaped ring markers. I find the tails can snag and their size can be bulky on smaller needles. (Here is a site with a good image of the kind I have)
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A big thanks to all of you for your suggestions. That's what inspired me to make these for myself

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sometimes it helps if you have frogged it a few times to leave a day and try again, usually works first time then
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Two Ringbinder hole reinforcer thingees stuck together work well for stitch markers in an emergancy if the needles are not too big.
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