Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

How To Add Beads To Your Spool Knitting



If you're new to spool knitting check out our Spool Knitting Tutorial before learning to add beads.

  • learn how to use your spool knitter to make cord, 
  • learn how to make three different types of cord; and 
  • how to make a necklace with your finished cords.


Once you're up to speed on how to spool knit you can start purfylling (embellishing) your cords with beads.

Adding Beads To Spool Knitting:


 1. Thread your beads onto your yarn before you start. 





2. Start your knitting as normal and once you've completed the first round you can begin to add beads.





3. Push a bead up your yarn to the space in-between spool pegs and then make the next stitch (or loop).




4. Push your next bead up, make another loop and so on.




It's important your beads are small enough to fit through the centre of your spool knitter.



Try adding beads every other stitch to get stripes of beads on your cord. 


Comments

  1. gotta have some bling eh? lol :) thanks for guest posting for us today!! you are so wonderful!

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    1. I had an absolute blast, thanks so much having me over at yours :o)

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  2. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  3. Love this! But does that mean you have to cut your yarn to the measured length first?

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    1. Not at all, you can keep going until you've run out of yarn but you do need to thread all of your beads on first.

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