Place marker on stitch?

knit_knot_eat's picture

Pattern says "yo (place marker on this stitch)"

Is that literally place the marker on the stitch and not the needle?
Is it place it on the needle like any other marker? If so, would you place it before the yo or after?

Most patterns I have read simply say something like K5 place marker K5. So it is very clear.

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knit_knot_eat's picture

I figured out that I was

I figured out that I was supposed to mark the stitch (reading the rest of the pattern helped). Because at the end of the pattern I need to drop the stitch all the way to that marker.

Is that what I think it is? Do I really just let it fall off the needles? Do I then pull/push it all the way down the entire work?

MMario's picture

yessiree bob! Frightening

yessiree bob! Frightening concept, yes?

TheKnittingMill's picture

I concur with Mario. Some

I concur with Mario. Some patterns will instruct you to mark the stitch itself instead of a traditional "pm" you mentioned. E.Z. used the technique often. You can just use a plastic locking stitch marker or a coiless safety pin instead of a ring marker.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I think MMario has it right.

I think MMario has it right. Pay attention to how the rest of the pattern reads and knits up; it may be that the placement of the other designs are based upon where the marked stitch lies. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

I think it just means you

I think it just means you are marking the stitch itself....

smalltownknitguy's picture

You may be marking the side

You may be marking the side as well as the stitch. It could be center stitch? and right side? I would have to see pattern to know. I have marked stitches to distinguish sides of a piece before.