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  1. atikul
    February 3, 2022 @ 6:50 pm

    I have done the job with great difficulty! Thanks everyone.

  2. atikul
    February 1, 2022 @ 5:59 am

    I wonder if I should buy a pair of needles to start my knitting journey or just keep trying ?! Thanks!

  3. Pam W
    May 13, 2021 @ 7:23 am

    Hi Alexa. The article on stitch markers was really helpful and very timely as I’d only started to use them in a beginner pattern yesterday and didn’t know what PM or SM meant. Thanks for the clear explanations! I feel more confident now!

  4. Evelyn
    May 8, 2021 @ 5:09 am

    I use both types of stitch markers. The safety pin ones, I also use to slip along the needle. When I make socks, i have a row counter on a round which as use as the beginning of the round marker so that I don’t have to count the rows as such. This makes life much easier!

  5. Jackie B
    May 7, 2021 @ 12:18 am

    I use stitch markers a lot but they certainly do get everywhere… under furniture, behind cushion etc

  6. D Louise
    May 6, 2021 @ 2:15 pm

    As a “lazy” sock knitter, I hate counting rows, and checking the count, to make 2nd sock match first. So, I place a small locking marker on a stitch in each tenth round on both first and 2nd sock. Makes counting easy peasey since I don’t ever have to count beyond 10.

  7. Pam
    May 6, 2021 @ 2:01 pm

    That was really helpful. As a new knitter I value any info I can get. Also, well written.
    Thank you.

  8. Rachel G Hayden
    May 6, 2021 @ 8:21 am

    Very helpful. I have kinda used them in the ways you indicated but in a very haphazard manner 😊

  9. janpriddyoregon
    May 6, 2021 @ 7:39 am

    I learn something every time.

  10. lee06810
    May 6, 2021 @ 7:01 am

    Thank you for the tips, Alexa. I find it helpful to use markers when casting on a lot of stitches. I place them every 20 stitches as I cast on, count it a few times (to make sure the numbers don’t change somehow!), then count the ‘chunks’ as needed. So much easier to count to 20 several times than to a large number once.