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« on: June 30, 2008 02:11:40 PM »

I am making a set of stitch markers for someone, adn I want to put the different stitch names on them so they mark the place and remind what stitch to use. The only ones I know of are knit and purl. Are there any other stitches I should add to the set? I dont knit, so I dont know anything!! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008 03:08:24 PM »

Those are the 2 basic stitches.  I can't exactly visualize how I would use labelled stitch markers, though.  I mostly use them to mark places in complicated patterns or where a border begins, and the stitch varies based on which row you're on or where you are in the pattern. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008 04:51:26 PM »

If the person knits in the round then markers with 'beginning and 'middle' might be helpful and numbered stitch markers might help out a lace knitter, the only other thing I can think of is 'increase' and 'decrease' to mark, well, increase and decrease rows.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008 05:49:38 PM »

A stitch that's knit on the front side is purl on the back side, so I don't think having "knit" and "purl" stitch markers would be useful. If not knitting in the round, the minute you turned the knitting to start another row, all your markers would be the exact opposite of what you wanted.

Granted, I don't use markers very often, but when I do, I find that it helps to have several colors. For example, I might mark the right and left edges of a pattern repeat with blue markers and then mark something inside the repeat section with red markers. Using different colors helps me to spot where I am in the row very quickly, especially if I have to put down my knitting and come back to it sometime later.

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 02:11:19 PM »

Thanks ladies...I think I'll just make them pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008 10:54:08 AM »

You can't go wrong with pretty! When knitting hats in the round it's useful to have a set of five or six with one of the markers different from the others (to mark the beginning of the round)
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