Marker Mania

Obsession Alert: we LOVE stitch markers.

There are the obvious reasons: stitch markers reduce the need for constant counting (ugh), they offer visual cues at easily overlooked key points (you’re beginning a new round! increase here! change stitch patterns!), and generlly make life easier for knitters during simple or daunting projects.

But markers aren’t simply another humble tool in your knitting bag- they can be fabulous bling for your knitting AND yourself! And that’s where our marker mania begins- drooling over thousands of varieties of stitch markers from fancy to funky. They’re so charming, using them is like receiving a little treat with every row. Before you know it, you’ll have quite a collection. You’ll be exchanging markers with other knitters as mementoes. You’ll find yourself longing to show them off…even when they’re not on your needles.

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Wool & Wire is here to help. Jewelry artist (and presumably knitter) Sallee Anne of California has created these pure silver-dipped pendants embellished with freshwater pearls and faceted crystals to display all your favorite markers. Each pendant comes with a long silver chain and one elegant charmed marker. Mix and match other markers from your own collection to adapt your accessory every day, and always have markers on hand for your knitting emergencies (you know they’re going to happen.)

These graceful pendants do double duty as a useful tool and a gorgeous accessory, and they make memorable gifts for any knitter. But then, of course, you’ll need some special markers to decorate your pendant. Which will you choose?

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Floops are one of our most recent additions to our stitch marker collection. These elastic loops are incredibly functional; the tear-drop shape sits on your needle just like a stitch, and the flexible material moves comfortably just like your knitting. They’re never in the way, easy to use, and fun to look at. Floops come in three sizes and a variety of colors!

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These vintage brass Letter Markers from Never Not Knitting have a cool industrial look, and they’re clever as well as cute: each set includes two letter K’s (for knit), two P’s (purl), two I’s (increase) and two D’s (decrease), so you never have to wonder what your marker means. They’re attached to pear shaped pins that allow you to reposition your markers as needed while you work.

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These handcrafted markers from Knitifacts feature beautiful glass beads with surprising detail in the design. The closed metal rings won’t snag on fibers or catch on your needles, and the weighty charms hang comfortably out of the way. These are our last few designs- snatch up these treasures now!

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Pure. Luxury. That’s what you get with these exquisite handmade markers from Debra’s Garden. Each individual marker features faceted crystals and glossy stones for a marker that’s a treat to see and to use. Debra’s Garden markers are now on sale at $7.47/set!

Now here’s Dame Maggie Smith, connoisseur of class, to remind you why you NEED stitch markers…and Maggie Smith would never settle for anything less than the best, so why should you?

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christine Reese
    Apr 05, 2017 @ 13:12:37

    These are all very nice, I will have to take a good look next time I am there!

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  2. Gail Blitch
    Apr 05, 2017 @ 13:47:02

    Oh what a simply cute post that makes me think that I need to drive to Crossville and check into stitch markers. Just think, I was using some old plain markers, what was I thinking? lol
    So love each and every post. Kudos to you all!

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  3. Diane
    Apr 05, 2017 @ 16:22:54

    And give up my washers from the Hardware Store !!
    Honestly, greaf article !

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  4. Judi Roth
    Apr 05, 2017 @ 16:54:32

    Such eye candy! Makes me wanted to buy one so I can swap with others. I’ll be checking them out.

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  5. Bev Healy
    Apr 05, 2017 @ 17:52:09

    What an awesome idea for a necklace. Love it. I see a road trip to Crossville.

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  6. Kathy
    Apr 06, 2017 @ 07:22:23

    I think I need one of those necklaces. I too would love to swap markers with others. Good job chippy

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