Knitting Tip: Working with Dangly Stitch Markers

Knitting Tip: Working with dangly stitch markers

Knitting Tip: Working with dangly stitch markers

I'm crazy about "fob" markers.  You know what I mean, those markers that have the cool dangles.  I can't resist collecting them, and I use then almost all the time. They do have a downside though. I get them caught or trapped in my knitting from time to time.  

Here's what I mean. 

I can untangle my marker each time, but it slows me down.  So here's how to keep it from happening in the first place.

Easy Fix

This is so easy you won't believe it. Getting a fob marker trapped is nothing more than moving the position of the yarn before you slip the marker. Remember that you have that marker there for a reason, and it is usually because you are changing from one type of stitch to another or the yarn position is changing from front to back, so move that yarn after you have slipped that marker and you'll have smooth sailing and no more trapped markers. I promise!

Happy Knitting,

- Donna, Your Friendly Knitting Doctor

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Donna Pelzar

Donna (aka the Knitting Doctor) is the face behind The New Street Knitter patterns. She teaches knitting instruction for all skill levels in her studio and loves to focus on techniques and interesting stitch patterns. She recently expanded into pattern design and we are thrilled to be able to offer her patterns at NobleKnits. Donna also hosts all of our Knit Alongs.