Yank Your Yarn not only has you covered with classic round stitch markers; she also has a lot of Progress Keepers in her shop as well! Bonnie carries her line of “Big Clippy” progress keepers, which are oversized, movable single stitch markers featuring a 21-23mm lobster clasp and a large charm, festooned with coordinating beads. You can use these on the chunkiest of chunky yarns, and since they are moveable, Big Clippies can be used on your Crochet projects, too! Not only that, folks have been wearing a Big Clippy as a pendant, clipped to a purse or a keychain, or even as a zipper pull! Bonnie has a charm for everyone in her Big Clippy Progress Keeper line, from critters to fandoms to outer space!
“We’re back on the train, yeah (ho-ah)
O-oh, back on the chain gang (ho-ah)”
The Pretenders with Chrissie Hynde, yeah! That song was No. 5 back in 1983. It’s not a very happy song, like many of the 1980’s songs, but it had a catchy tune and its was easy to dance to.
So this thing here is a chain knitting row counter. To use a chain row counter, you slide the ring on the right of the number on the end of your needle to denote your row. The lobster clasp on the end clips to you knitted piece to keep it from falling off. You use the accompanying progress keeper as a marker to denote the “tens” of the row you are on. Pretty simple huh? Well, to make it even more fun, I used my “Hip to be Square” markers instead of your regular old round markers! These markers help stay in place next to a yarn over and look really darned nifty against your knitted piece. Also, you can wear this row counter as a bracelet when not in use, and the neon beads glow under UV black light! And all the parts are snag-free! What more could you possibly want?
They also come in three sizes:
US3/3mm … great for your sock knitting or lace knitting! The rings are very fine so as not to create bulk between your stitches.
Do you just want a whole mess of stitch markers of your very own? There are many patterns out there that require a LARGE NUMBER of stitch markers… Just look at Stephen West’s WestKnits MKAL 2020 for example. That pattern required 54 stitch markers!
I’m offering large sets of either 30 or 50 stitch markers, in a variety of sizes. Not only will I be offering the round classic stitch markers, I will also be offering the magnificent “HIP TO BE SQUARE” stitch markers (with their fabulous Neon Glow Under Blacklight Beads!) in their various sizes as well! There will be lots of varieties available. Also, each set will come with a handy clear-top tin to keep all those stitch markers safely stored, and hopefully away from the vacuum cleaner, or tiny toddler hands who wish to encase your stitch markers in play-dough (true story)!
Lot of 30 stitch markers: $25
Lot of 50 stitch markers: $40
Each set of ROUND stitch marker will be a matching wire color and bead color: Gold bead on Gold wire, Silver bead on Silver wire, Red bead on Red wire, Apple Green bead on Apple Green wire, Sea Blue bead on Sea Blue wire, Purple bead on Purple wire, Copper bead on Copper wire, and NOW MULTICOLOR WIRES with iridescent gold beads!
For those of us who are so lucky to have a knitter in their lives, the biggest quandary of all is: WHAT TO GET A KNITTER AS A GIFT? Obviously, a knitter LOVES yarn, needles, tools, etc… but it’s so hard to work out what the best yarn would be, or what kind of needles a knitter prefers. Gift certificates kind of work, but it’s always fun to have something to unwrap — in particular if that something to unwrap is SHINY! Or perhaps you need a gift for your knitting self, in which case, I say SHINY!
Each set ordered will come lovingly wrapped in a red pillow box with gold cord, ready for putting in a stocking, placing under a tree, or immediately ripping open with delight for use!
REGULAR SIZE BOX GIFT SET — Each set contains 25 markers: two sets of ten markers in different sizes (random fabulous colors), and five movable markers, in a handy storage box.
SUPER SIZE BOX GIFT SET — Each set contains 40 markers: two sets of 15 markers in different sizes (again, random fabulous colors), and two sets of five movable markers, in a handy storage box.
To further confuse you, there are two varieties available in each box size: “MIDDLE OF THE ROAD,” which contains round markers in US6/4mm, round markers in US10/6mm, and Reversa-Clippy double sided markers. “YOU’RE SO SQUARE,” which contains square beaded markers in US6/4mm, square markers in US8/5mm, and Reversa-Clippy double sided markers.
“But BONNIE”, I hear you say, “WHAT ABOUT THE PERSON WHO CROCHETS?”
WHAT THE #%@&! CROCHET HOOK WAS I USING? — You know how it is… you’re working on a crochet project, and then you set it down or put it in “time out” for a while, but the crochet hook was separated from the project. You pick it up, and now you can’t remember which hook you were using! You can guess, but that might turn out to be a mistake. Each marker is on a gold leverback earring hook, which will lock in place, so it won’t come out of your project. The clasp should fit on almost all yarns, up to super bulky! Set of all eight available letters: F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M.
SUPER KITTY FUN FUN SET! — The internet is DEFINITELY made for cats! This super set of stitch markers will be perfect for your knitting cat lover! This set comes with: 10 “Los Gatos Estan Todos en su Punto!” size US17/13mm stitch markers, 10 “Kittehs Can and Did Haz Cheezburger” size US13/9mm stitch markers, 10 “The Internet Is Made of Cats!” size US10/6mm stitch markers, and one “Kittehs Has Founds Yarnia!” Big Clippy Progress Keeper, all wrapped up in the red pillow box as shown.
Those of us who LOVE Stephen West — and frankly, who DOESN’T??? — all wait in slightly frantic anticipation for his yearly Mystery Knit-A-Long, that KAL that mystifies and delights us every year! Well, this year he did NOT disappoint, and from what I understand, you’re going to need at least 54 stitch markers to finish that sucker! So to assist you with that, I have curated sets of 60 markers for you to complete the MKAL — 54 to use, and an extra six to invariably get lost/fall into the sofa cushions/get stuck into play-dough by you toddler (true story!).
All 60 markers will match and be in needles size US6/4mm, which should accommodate the needs of the pattern. The varieties available are:
JUST VANILLA, LIKE TERMINATOR 2 – Nice Bland Bright Silver wire with Crazy Killer Mercurial Futuristic Assassin Silver glass beads.
HE MEANT ‘STAY BLONDE,’ PONYBOY – Stay Gold wire with Nothing Gold Can Stay glass beads.
HIP TO BE SQUARE – Bright SuperTrouper Spotlight Silver wire in a square shape with Awesome ’80s! Neon glass beads.
Each set is handmade just for you! I am NOT affiliated with Stephen West in any way. I just love his stuff!
For those of us who are so lucky to have a knitter in their lives, the biggest quandary of all is WHAT TO GET A KNITTER AS A GIFT. Obviously, a knitter LOVES yarn, needles, tools, etc… but it’s so hard to work out what the best yarn would be, what kind of needles a knitter prefers. Gift certificates kind of work, but it’s always fun to have something to unwrap — in particular if that something to unwrap is SHINY! Or perhaps you need a gift for your knitting self, in which case, I say SHINY!
Yank Your Yarn is now carrying four different gift sets that knitters would love to receive. Each set contains 25 markers: two sets of 10 markers in different sizes (random colors) and five movable markers, in a handy storage box.
SOCK KNITTER GIFT SET: 10 round markers in US1/2.25mm, 10 round markers in US3/3mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers
“MIDDLE OF THE ROAD” SET: 10 round markers in US6/4mm, 10 round markers in US10/6mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers (IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SIZE MARKERS TO GET FOR YOUR KNITTER, GET YOUR KNITTER THIS ONE)
“BIG NEEDLE” SET: 10 round markers in US13/9mm, 10 round markers in US15/10mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers
“YOU’RE SO SQUARE” SET: 10 square beaded markers in US6/4mm, 10 round markers in US8/5mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers (IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SIZE MARKERS TO GET FOR YOUR KNITTER, GET YOUR KNITTER THIS ONE)
Each set is $24. Yank Your Yarn offers free U.S. shipping, discounted shipping to the rest of the world and a free gift with every order!