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Lady_Macbeth
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2005 09:36:32 PM »

*laughs* Oh man do I feel stupid. You know teachers lie to you, there are stupid questions! But now I know! You guys have helped me so much! Thank you!
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2005 09:38:46 PM »

there so aren't stupid questions! now you know something new! so everyone benefits, because i don't knit and i didn't know what a place marker was, and now i do. so thanks for saving me the trouble of asking what they are! Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2005 08:24:47 AM »

Don't feel bad!  I spent a good chunk of time just staring at the markers trying to figure out what was supposed to happen.  Then, you find out or figure out and it seems so obvious, but I think we (the collective craftster knitters) have probably all had moments like that! 
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2005 09:50:16 AM »

I've too had the same problematic questions when I was once the novice knitter!  I didn't even know where to buy them much less know what or how they where used!  I finally figured it out and just used one of my daughters rubber bands instead!
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2005 10:57:16 AM »

I also once somehow managed to knit through my place marker and permanently attach it into the project.

Luckily, however, it was plastic (unlike the metal rings I've been using lately - I cut apart an old bra for the connecting rings . . . hehe) and I could snip through it with a hefty pair of scissors to remove it.
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2006 07:20:55 PM »

I'm making Eunny Jang's Deep-V Argyle Vest, and as I'm casting on I realized that I have no idea how to use stitch markers! Do you put them on the needle and slip it around each row? Do I put it on a stitch and move it up each row? Do I throw them on the ground and pout?
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2006 07:25:56 PM »

i usually use them in between stitches. like if you're supposed to decrease every, say 12 stitches, i just put one after everything twelfth stitch and move it up row by row.

but i have no idea if that the correct way to do it.... so i'll be interested to hear what everybody else says.  Smiley
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alicelovester
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2006 07:26:30 PM »

Appreciate both the advice and the Amy Sedaris icon  Cheesy
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jlyarnworks
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2006 08:07:25 PM »

Slip the stitch marker on your needle wherever you need to mark your place. When you come across the marker in your knitting, just slip it from one needle to the other and continue your pattern as if it's not there.
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rtrgrrl
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2006 04:53:06 AM »

If a pattern calls for markers, it will usually have the following abbreviations:

pm = place marker  = place the marker on the right hand needle when the pattern tells you to do so, then knit as usual.
sm = slip marker = transfer the marker from one needle to the other, knit as usual.

The pattern will then tell you what to do in reference to those markers. i.e., knit to marker, inc, knit to next marker, etc etc.

I hope that helps!
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