A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 313,995
Currently Running With Scissors:
329 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Help! Using Stitch Markers!  (Read 276 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 189
Joined: 18-Apr-2007

On a scale from 1 to awesome...I'm the ish!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: June 10, 2007 06:31:18 AM »

I've never used stitch markers before and I think I need to start because I am doing a zig zag type scarf where in one row I inc and dec and then for two rows I knit but I don't know how to tell, if I've stopped working for a bit, if I left off on a regular knit row or the inc dec row.  I have some round stitch markers (they dont open or anything) and for  the life of me I cant figure out how the heck to use them!  Please help me!

« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007 07:12:46 AM »

I think stitch markers really will not help you here, they are more for slipping onto your needle to mark a spot in your knitting (like before an increase or to mark shaping spots). You just put them on the needle between your stitches, slip them when you come to them.  I think what would help you more is to slip a safety pin into the decreased (or increased) stitch on each row. Move it up each time you knit a new decrease row. This way you will always be able to look at your work and see your last decrease row. 

I would like to swap my knits (or amigurumi stuffies) for your handmade journal...pm me!

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.~Winston Churchill
Offline Offline

Posts: 189
Joined: 18-Apr-2007

On a scale from 1 to awesome...I'm the ish!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007 07:15:43 AM »

Thanks, that was quite helpful :-D

« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2007 09:01:59 AM »

What you need is a way to count rows. There are several alternatives discussed on this thread

Turtlegirl's Row Counter is cool. I made one and love it. Before I made one like Turtlegirl's I just took a length of yarn, folded it in half, and tied knots about every inch or so - it makes a cheap, quick version but the weight of the beads on Turtlegirl's really helps.

This thread is all about row counter bracelets and I think it has some links to how-to's.

If you go to the Favorite Tips thread and do a search for [count] you will find lots of tips. Make sure you Limit the search: current topic or you will be reading for days  Cheesy.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.