Ever Had A Problem With Stitch Markers?

trucker945's picture
They're Sliding Under Stitches
8% (5 votes)
They're Snagging Yarn
5% (3 votes)
They're Dropping Off
22% (13 votes)
I Forget Which Colors Mean What
0% (0 votes)
I Don't Use Stitch Markers Because I'm A Genius Knitter
19% (11 votes)
I Don't Use Stitch Markers Because I Always Start Over Anyway
8% (5 votes)
I Hate The Little Froo-Froo Dangly Things
7% (4 votes)
Who Cares?
0% (0 votes)
Can I Have A Cookie Anyway?
19% (11 votes)
huh?
12% (7 votes)
Total votes: 59

Comments

Hi Trucker and the rest of

Hi Trucker and the rest of the guys,

In response to the poll, I like them. :P so, I didn't respond to the poll.

Stitch markers seem to be a bit of an oddity in the knitting world even though they are EXTREMELY useful, especially if you are doing any kind of pattern repeating or circular designs, i.e. socks, hats, lace, fair isle, etc.

Since so many people don't know what a stitch marker is, I blogged about it:

What is a Stitch Marker?

Shameless plug here, but check out my selection of "high end" stitch markers at eBay: GirleyPurls

They, mainly, cater to women, but if anyone here shows an interest I can create some more BUTCH or gender neutral sets, too.  Just send me an email and let me know...I'd love to hear your feedback. ;)  

vt_shua's picture

Stitch markers do ALL these

Stitch markers do ALL these things. They fall off. They get lost in stitches. How many of those red and blue O's do I have lost in my carpet? Scads!

And I also hate those dangly foo-foo things...

Most useful for marking

Most useful for marking pattern beginnings, lace sections, cable sections, etc. I'ld be lost without them. In order to keep from losing my markers while knitting, I only use solid circles of plastic or yarn, knotted to make a circle. I try to color-code to mark beginning, middle, and sections of each row. (But sometimes I forget which color means what.)

Have fun, 

kiwiknitter's picture

Oh dear, I guess I'll have

Oh dear, I guess I'll have to come clean here: I love my little froo-froo dangly stitch markers!  Yikes!   I used to use plain little plastic coloured rings and then I found colourful kitschy dangling bangles on ebay and I use them proudly!  I think my knitting supplies needed some campy accessories!

I voted hours ago.

I voted hours ago.

I just use them to show when

I just use them to show when I need to change a stitch in a pattern that I liked & on circulars so I know where the beginning is. I have some fabulous rainbows that I got on ebay.

trucker945's picture

but where is your vote?

but where is your vote?