Symbolic Stitch Markers

I love using stitch markers in my knitting and crochet projects. I find them both practical (I rarely if ever make a mistake in pattern repeats when using them) as well as beautiful (I like the effect of their movement and glitter as I work). My favourite stitch markers have some sort of meaning for me; perhaps I made them from an old pair of earrings belonging to my mother; perhaps they were given to me by a friend; perhaps they have an intrinsic symbolism, such as Buddhist and Pagan iconography. You can see all of my Buddhist stitch markers in the Granary Knits Etsy store and I am starting to introduce Pagan symbols as well, so keep an eye on the shop for new additions.

I have been making a lot of new stitch markers recently. Some are themed and relate to the natural world that inspires me, such as Dreaming of the Sea and Deep in the Forest.

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Dreaming of the Sea
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Deep in the Forest . . . something stirs!

Some have symbolic meaning, such as the Hamsa Hand or the Spiral Goddess.

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Hamsa Hand with Lapis Lazuli bead
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Spiral Goddess
Blue Banded Agate set in a Lotus Flower
Blue Banded Agate set in a Lotus Flower
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A simple but beautiful Lotus Flower

My latest stitch marker is a gorgeously simple Hamsa Hand Peace charm. It features a beautifully detailed hand with the word Peace encircling a star. It is double-sided, making it doubly beautiful, and is available as a knitting or a crochet marker. I shall definitely be keeping a few of these to use when I knit my next project, a warm and colourful hat to keep the winter chills at bay!

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I wish you all a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas!

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