Ways To Save $ On Stitch Markers and A Give-A-Way!
There are many tools to make things easier when you are knitting. Stitch markers are one of those things! I not
only use them to mark pattern repeats but use them when I am knitting on the go where I can get distracted and loose my count. Although many accomplished knitters (they are the ones who have been knitting since the age of 2) wish to eliminate the use of stitch markers completely, claiming they are not essential. I raise my knitting sticks up
to you in a toast! But for me it makes things easier because I don’t have to count every stitch as I go and the repeats are easily seen by the markers.
With anything, there are endless options for stitch markers. I have seen some really cute ones here: Patternworks.com
Set of 6 for $7.99
There are fancy beaded ones that you can find on Etsy where the prices vary between $2 – $20.
OR you can be practical and purchase plumbers O rings for a fraction of the cost: 200 for $19
(I do have this set in the lovely shade of black)
BUT then I went to the local craft shop to see what else was available. They had plastic stitch makers that were just as boring as my O rings. I headed over to the jewelry section and found these! They called jump rings and they come in different sizes and finishes. They come in a package of 144 for $5. I grabbed a package and headed home to my jewelry box to find missing earing pieces, old charms etc.
I had so much fun creating my own, I began handing them out to all my friends that knit! I only have 5 left! To the right are earrings ready to made into stitch makers. I now look at estate sales, yard sales, garage sales, thrift stores for old pieces of jewelry to make into stich markers!
Now…for the give-a-way…leave a comment and a winner will be drawn to receive a brand new set (6) handmade stitch markers! Drawing ends on midnight Oct 30th. Winner announced on October 31st. Leave your e-mail in the comment section so I can contact the winner!
Mary Ann Hoth