I was doing a pattern that called for a section of 1x1 cabling, meaning that you slipped one stitch frontwise, knitted the next, slipped the next to the back, knitted the next, etc. What a pain in the hindparts!
I could have just left the stitch hanging since it was only 1, but it didn't feel very secure. So I took a miniature bull-dog clip (readily available in office supply stores) and just nipped the stitch from the left needle and placed it front or back then put it back onto the left needle. All it took was a squeeze of the prongs to open and close the clip, which measures about 1/2". And you can use those little clips for lots of other stuff, too, even to clip onto more stitches for cabling than the one stitch I was working with.
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