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stitch markers: what’s your preference?

The other day a little package came in the mail with some new stitch markers (in small and large sizes) and little tins from Fripperies & Bibelots:

stitch markers

As you can see I got hearts, squares, and raindrop shaped markers, which I was concerned about when ordering — what if they weren’t practical, just cute?  Fortunately they are very practical, and here’s why:

  • They’re extremely lightweight
  • The small sizes are not bulky when on small needles
  • You can mix and match shapes to indicate the beginning of a row, etc.
  • The metal is sturdy but thin, so they lie flat against the needles (allowing for more ladder-free knitting, if that makes sense)
  • They’re inexpensive
  • They’re snag-free

I may be thinking too much about it but what do you look for in stitch markers?  Did I miss any qualities that I should be looking out for?

That’s all for now, see you soon!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Comments

  1. Hi Hannah! Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Bloggers Award. There’s no pressure for you to accept it, I just thought I’d let you know. 🙂 Let me know if you do answer my questions, though! I’d love to see your answers. https://pocketwrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/writing-101-day-19-feature-a-guest/ Happy crochet!!

  2. Very cute stitch markers. I have only ever used the plain, ordinary plastic circles in various sizes and colors. It would be fun to stitch with cute markers. I have thought about replacing mine, just haven’t seen the right ones. I would buy those that you purchased if I came across them.

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