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Topic: Beaded Knitting Stitch Markers  (Read 728 times)
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« on: March 19, 2012 06:16:20 AM »

I debated whether to post here or in the knitting forum, but since these stitch markers are made with beads and wire, I decided to post here...
Since I have a new granddaughter, I've been inspired to start knitting again. I haven't knitted in about 20 years and have given away all my needles and supplies, so I'm having to start from scratch.
The stitch-markers at the store were so plain and boring that I decided to design colorful beaded ones. Below is what I came up with.

To make one,  wrap 2 of wire around a jumpring mandrel. Next, make a loop on each end, then twist them around each other. Bend the loops downward and together so they're a 90 degree angle from the ring. Next, slip a few beads onto a 2 headpin. Make a wrapped loop, slipping it through the loops on the ring before wrapping.
I've made a PDF tutorial available on my blog here. (goes directly to the pattern)
And a slide tutorial for youtube here.

After making several simple stitch markers, I made these fancier ones:


I enjoy making my own beads from recycled materials. Also, designing with wire.
my website
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012 10:56:46 AM »

They are cute: I really must get around to making some for me.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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