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« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2007 05:21:36 PM »

you know those tiny hair clips for little girls ?
i use them, they come in all bright colors and clip on and off fast

Here is what im talking about



How do you use those between stitches?  Or don't you?
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« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2007 05:28:22 PM »

Ok say I am making a hat i make 2 rounds then clip to start of stitch so I know where the beginning  is
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« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2007 07:22:20 PM »

I use them whenever they're suggested in a pattern.
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« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2007 09:12:45 PM »

I never really used them until I got some wonderful ones off etsy they are so pretty I use them all the time. Now i"m starting to make my own to match my knitting bags.
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« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2007 10:14:25 PM »

i'm with you, TheDishclothQueen, they are just not my thing.  i use scraps of yarn if i use stitch markers at all. 

Ah!  You've reminded me! Smiley  I have used ribbon & yarn as markers for making Dorina Dragon, though they're not the conventional hang-on the needle kind.  They were put in the stiches themselves.  The purpose of them at that point was to mark where to match up 3 pieces when sewing her together (removed later).  Alas, she is still a UFO because I'm modifying her face to make her less cutesy, more fantasy, and I hate hand sewing.  Easy to follow pattern if anyone wants to try (translates to less than $3 USD!), finished all the knitting parts in about a week, though....  Great intro to wrapping & turning for newer knitters, too. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2007 03:04:57 AM »

Whenever the pattern calls for them. I haven't done any big projects yet, so it's not that often.
I plan on making a set from polymer clay soon but untill that time I use small elastic bands.
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« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2007 06:07:55 AM »

i got a bunch from my grandma, so if i can find them i use them. onely if i;m knitting in a circ, tho. i can figure out dpn and the beginingof the row.
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JoHunter
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2007 07:23:35 AM »

I used to use them until I learned to read my knitting, I found it better to understand my lace patterns rather than rely on markers.  If I knit in the round I usually place an extra purl stitch between the front and the back. 
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« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2007 07:40:28 AM »

I use "chinese jacks" as stitch markers.  They're a toy I only barely remember fromthe 80's.  Kinda like a colored plastic split ring.  I found an old unopened blister pack of them at the Goodwill.  They're awesome.  They are more than big enough for my size 15 needles, which is really the largest I use, I have a dozen different colors if I need to color code something, and they can be taken OFF the needle without removing the knitting or waiting to get to that point.  They rock.
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