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Old 11-06-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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what can i use as a stitch marker?
i'm kinda new to the whole "stitch marker" concept. i've seen them come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and textures. some ppl even just use a piece of yarn! so, the question is what can and can't i use as a stitch marker?

can i use a key-ring? a rubberband (u know, those really small one's ppl put in their hair)? how about a really cheap toy ring?
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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You can use anything that slips easily from one needle to the other. I happen to have some fancy ones and I like them because they don't go flying off and get lost the way the plastic rings can. Yarn is good, too.

I don't recommend the little rubberbands. I tried them once and they do get caught up and twisted rather than slide easily on the needles.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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well you probably want to avoid things that will snag your yarn. i think loops of scrap yarn are probably easiest and most readily available.

i think that "bought" stitch markers tend to disappear to the couch monster and various other creatures around the house.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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Plus if you buy them, you have to make sure you've got all sorts of different sizes. I've got some of the plastic ones, but I've started using yarn scraps. Contrasting color is best.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:21 PM   #5
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thank u
thanx for replying everyone! i'm sure there are lots of little things i can find around the house to use
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:28 PM   #6
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some people cut up straws for small ones too. don't want anything too wide though or you will find a gap in your stitching where the marker was.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #7
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Yarn scraps, twistie ties, coated hair bands that won't roll up in the yarn...

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by brendajos
i think that "bought" stitch markers tend to disappear to the couch monster and various other creatures around the house.
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:01 PM   #9
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If you ever leave your knitting in the car, be sure NOT to use those little plastic coiled stitch markers! They'll melt, uncoil, and fall off.

I find that safety pins and loops of size 10 crochet cotton (or you could use embroidery floss) work best for stitch markers.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:47 PM   #10
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I use paper clips instead. I can get a box of 100 for a fraction of the price of stitch markers. I get the ones that come in different colors. If you use big size needles you can bend them to fit.
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