Originally Posted by trvvn5
*gasp* How could you ask such a question? Is there an advantage to stitch markers. Last night a stitch marker saved my life. Stitch markers lift you up where you belong. All you need is stitch markers.
Oh wait....is there an advantage to "real" stitch markers. No...No not really. A paperclip is just as good as a little plastic donut. And I prefer the ones that are openable so I can take them out if need be.
didn't want you to faint! sorry.
well, yes, that is what I meant... is there a reason for (buying / making fancy) stitch markers.
I do know that there is a reason for marking stitches: YES!
as I said: a different system of stitch markers was meant by my pattern and now I had to rip out 1/3 or my pullover. knifty design, knit in the round, great look, wonderful decrease and increase lines... if you just use the right TYPE of stitch markers
I had mine hooked in a stitch like I almost always do. then decreased behind the stitch marker, so behind the stitch that was marked.
the pattern wanted me to have a marker on the needle (but did not say a word about that, unfortunately!) and therefore my decreases did not line up but "wander off". (The sublime Thai Top that must have been in "The Knitter", Britain April 09, and was in the new German issue of The Knitter in spring 2010. GREAT piece.
so: I do accept stitch markers. I do require, though, that you use the right type. What they look like was less my concer up to now... but I might be near... near... near a bead shop on Friday... maybee.... well, you know... since I CAN make some... why not?