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.

Knitted Scarf With Beaded Fringe

Knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

A zillion years ago, or maybe even a bazillion I did a rather poor job of knitting a scarf and giving it a beaded fringe.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

I have held onto this scarf because, despite it's faults, I still like it.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

That particular shade of grey knitted together with the silver thread is so pretty, the photos don't capture the delicate effect of the yarn and thread mix.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

I will never use it as a scarf. But the question is, what do I do with it? My self imposed rule is I can't keep UFO's.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads
That means I have to do something with this thing. But what? I've just had an idea for what I could do with this crazy project but I want to hear what ideas and suggestions you might have.

Now I've told you about I guess I need to add it to my project list.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

Comments

  1. That looks so pretty, I would be so proud to be able to make that I'd definitely make that.

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  2. table runner? how long is it? you could use it as a bed scarf - if you have heard of that lol which is basically like a long skinny blanket you add across the bottom of the bed. What about redo into a tote/purse? You could alter with some more yarn/thread into a shawl and add some more beads. Could reuse as wall art - maybe cut it into 3rds with the center the biggest piece? ok outta ideas. M :)

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