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:
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!