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jenleahlynn
« on: April 16, 2013 11:53:48 AM »

i 've seen cute charms that are used as stitch markers and i was thinking about making a set as a gift, but i don't knit so i wanted to be sure they would work correctly. is the ring closed, or does it need to open and close like a jewelry clasp? does the size of the charm make a diffrence? and does each one need to be diffrent?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013 08:41:09 AM »

For knitting stitch markers, the ring is closed.  Crochet ones need a clasp, though.  This pic shows ones with both (knitting side at top, crochet at bottom): http://www.flickr.com/photos/clarissa68/3183124512/. I don't think the size of the charm matters that much.  I have ones with tiny beads and ones with big polymer clay charms that work equally well.  You'll want to make sure they won't snag on the yarn though, and keep in mind that if the ring is too small, they might not fit on a lot of needles.  You could make a set of identical ones or a bunch of one offs, doesn't matter.  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013 11:12:35 AM »

thank you! that was exactly what i needed to know. when i was looking at the link my daughter commented that they were cute earrings. she's 10 and just got her ears pierced...i may have to make her some dangly ones.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013 04:37:33 AM »

I actually use clasp ones for knitting too because i found I lose the circular ones if I am knitting out and about Cheesy
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