For the longest time I didn’t actually use sew markers in my knitting. I assume I’d use one on the finish of the spherical if I couldn’t simply see the place the tail was, however apart from that I didn’t put these little issues to good use.
Through the years I’ve discovered there are a number of nice causes to make use of sew markers, particularly when it’s important to do one thing frequently in a sample on the identical spot similar to a rise, lower, or change within the sample (as for a cable or lace panel). Since prime down raglan sweaters are one in every of my favorites, I’ve discovered to like sew markers and the way a lot simpler they make knitting life.
There are many nice causes to make use of sew markers, together with serving to you rely, reminding you to do one thing, and even holding on to a dropped sew till you will get again to it to repair it.
I don’t, nevertheless, at all times have sew markers helpful after I want them. The opposite day I began a sweater labored on measurement 11 US needles and I discovered that not solely might I not discover the ten sew markers I wanted for the mission, a lot of the ones I might discover wouldn’t match on that giant a needle.
So I grabbed some yarn and made a number of of my very own. If you wish to know learn how to do it, try the video beneath. (It’s not truly troublesome, you simply take a loop of yarn and make a robust knot). Choosing the proper yarn in your marker is essential, although, and I undoubtedly didn’t do it with mine, however they’ve labored out OK and I don’t want them that lengthy — raglans on a cumbersome sweater get executed actually quick!
How do you employ sew markers in your knitting? I’d love to listen to about it.