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« on: October 20, 2011 09:52:32 PM »

So I decided to post this here instead of in the jewellery and trinkets section because they have to do with knitting and I'm looking for a knitters opinion on them.

I've seen these wonderful looking stitch counters on etsy and decided to make them myself instead. I'm a big fan and made 3 in one night The pink dragon one, green frog one, and a dark and light green one with a cat charm for my aunt. The counters are made of 10 hoops with a bead in-between the hoops and a charm at one end so you can know which end you started from. You basically put it on the needle at the first hoop and change to the next each round to count in multiples of 10, great for knitting in the round!

Since I had already made a mess and had left over supplies, I decided to make some stitch markers. First I made them out of some Alice in Wonderland inspired markers I had from one of my first swaps. I decided I liked the hoop instead of the clips for my knitting. Then I made a halloween set. Then I went overboard and decorated a clip with matching beads so I can keep the sets together and for the Halloween one I made an extra clip stitch marker for the end of the holder so I had 6 markers.

I love knitting with these, even though the counters are a bit fiddley (It sucks when it falls off the needle before you can go up or down a loop for the next row number)
(Please ignore the scratches in the leather couch from the cat)

Alice set is this, drink me, a cat, tea bag, cup of tea, mushroom, and an ace of hearts.

Dragon counter with pink dragon's eggs

Froggy counter

Part of my alice set

Halloween set

The witch one I made from earrings so I have a significantly different marker for the beginning of a round

Action shot of the counter.

Now these are simply to make, I love using them, and I enjoyed making them but I can't decide if I should put them in my etsy shop or not. I'm not trying to sell to anyone, I'm just asking opinions.

Is this something you would buy? Or would you just make it yourself or use standard ones? I was thinking I i do sell them they would be about $12 for a counter or a set of stitch markers. Any advice, comments, would be great!

« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011 01:48:46 AM »

I think they're lovely and, yes, I would put them on Etsy.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011 03:11:01 AM »

They are lovely.  I love the counters and think they are a great idea.  I love the style and concept of the markers, but I have to admit that I personally prefer smoother markers myself, with no points/sharp edges so as not to catch on fibres.  That's just my personal preference though.

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011 12:53:55 AM »

just put them on Etsy. they're so cute that there is def some people who would buy them.

« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011 07:21:24 AM »

These are Awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011 09:45:10 AM »

Thanks for all of the comments Smiley I'll have to get some more supplies and make some more before I put them up on etsy.

« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011 03:31:02 PM »

Those are neat! I personally wouldn't be able to use them, but that's just because of my own dyslexic tendencies, lol. But for everyone else, I could see it working! Smiley
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011 02:03:51 AM »

They're lovely. This might be a silly question but how do the counters work?

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