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    When I first started knitting, I stuck to the basics. I used inexpensive bamboo needles and plain-colored wool. I bought those plastic stitch markers for knitting that come in a little baggie at just about any store that sells yarn.

    As I grew in confidence and skill, though, I upgraded some of my tools. I bought myself a set of Addi lace clicks to celebrate passing the bar exam a decade ago. I started splurging on hand-dyed yarn for special projects.

    But it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I started using pretty stitch markers for my knitting projects.

    Mostly, that was a result of my practicality. Stitch markers are easier to lose, and I had a bad habit of losing mine. They also don’t serve their function better if they’re fancier. Unlike really nice yarn, which can have a different drape or a softer hand feel or a color that I simply won’t get in a box store, a fancy stitch marker doesn’t do the job any better than a simple plastic ring.

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    A couple years ago, though, I realized there was added value in something being both useful and pretty. I like working with pretty tools. I like how it feels when I pick up a pair of decorative scissors versus a pair of plain scissors.

    So I started buying pretty stitch markers here and there. I’ve got a small collection now, and I realized I definitely have my favorites that I go to again and again. Here are my top stitch markers for knitting right now.

    A quick note before we get started: none of this is sponsored content, and there are no affiliate links in this post. At some point in the future, I may do sponsored reviews or use affiliate links to help offset the cost of running this site. When I do, I promise I will always identify sponsored content and affiliate links with clear labels. No games or hidden agendas here.

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    Paula Drouillard is the the designer behind Autumn Poppy Designs, where she makes both knitting patterns and stitch markers. She often pairs up with Garlene from The Kitchen Sink Shop to do bundles of stitch markers and project bags. Sometimes, you’ll also see the two of them team with a designer to do a larger collaboration.

    What I love about Paula’s stitch markers is that they are lightweight and minimal, but still dainty. Often times, minimalist design veers into an intentionally unfinished or unpolished look, which isn’t my aesthetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polly Lieberman View Post
    Paula Drouillard is the the designer behind Autumn Poppy Designs, where she makes both knitting patterns and stitch markers. She often pairs up with Garlene from The Kitchen Sink Shop to do bundles of stitch markers and project bags. Sometimes, you’ll also see the two of them team with a designer to do a larger collaboration.

    What I love about Paula’s stitch markers is that they are lightweight and minimal, but still dainty. Often times, minimalist design veers into an intentionally unfinished or unpolished look, which isn’t my aesthetic.
    I discovered Sassafras Knits while watching Coast to Coast Yarn Company’s Instagram stories one day. Erin was sharing some beautiful new stitch markers she had just bought, and I fell in love. I had to order a set of my own immediately.

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    This wonderful maker is based in Switzerland. I first stumbled across this fabulous maker when they sent me some stitch markers for a Woolswap giveaway. My Woolswap giveaways are on my Instagram page every month. I was struck by the beauty of them, that I immediately purchased some for myself. They are perfect for crocheters and knitters alike. For your projects, or as a gift in your Woolswap package. If you are after something unique and want to support another fabulous small business, please check them Kraftiara Markers. Top 3 Stitch Marker Makers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison Jordan View Post
    This wonderful maker is based in Switzerland. I first stumbled across this fabulous maker when they sent me some stitch markers for a Woolswap giveaway. My Woolswap giveaways are on my Instagram page every month. I was struck by the beauty of them, that I immediately purchased some for myself. They are perfect for crocheters and knitters alike. For your projects, or as a gift in your Woolswap package. If you are after something unique and want to support another fabulous small business, please check them Kraftiara Markers. Top 3 Stitch Marker Makers
    I am the proud and slightly obsessed owner of a single, perfect, precious stitch marker by Ocean by the Sea.

    It has a large piece of raw citrine on the bottom and a gleaming seed pearl stacked on top of it. The marker is on a lobster claw, but as with all progress keepers, you can easily transform it into a stitch marker by just clipping it onto a ring.

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    When I use this stitch marker, I feel a little bit like some decadent Renaissance-era Noble woman, a modern-day Lucrezia Borgia with stainless steel needles. The effect is doubled when I pull out my favorite red velvet comforter during the winter time. (Listen, don’t be too impressed—it’s polyester velvet and it’s from Target, but I have an imagination big enough to fill in the gaps.)

    Ocean’s stitch markers are even harder to snag than her yarn. Your best bet, then, is to follow her on Instagram and turn on post notifications. She’ll generally let everybody know ahead of time when an update with stitch markers is coming. These updates are much less frequent than the yarn updates, though, so you’ll need to set a reminder for yourself somewhere.

    Also, remember how I mentioned up above that you can turn a progress keeper into a stitch marker just by clipping it to a ring? Take a close look at this picture. I clipped this one onto a plain hexie that I had in my collection, and ta da! Easy peasy stitch marker conversion.

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