Enhance your knitting process, and keep track of your pattern repeats, with this lovely blue banded agate stitch marker. Two agate beads form each pendant, a 6mm bead sits atop an 8mm bead, and the two are separated by a silver plated spacer bead. The colours range from a blue-green to almost midnight blue, and each bead is enhanced by the characteristic banding of pale blue. No two beads are alike and so each marker will be unique.
You will receive a knitting stitch marker as shown; the beads are suspended on a silver plated pin which is free of nickel, cadmium and lead; the rings are made from silver-plated copper wire. Each ring is soldered closed so that the ring will not snag on your knitting whilst you are using it. The solder used is lead free.
The large ring measures 8mm across, and is suitable for use on knitting needles up to 6mm (US size 10, UK Imperial size 4). As a lace knitter myself, I have found this size to be the most comfortable to use, and the charms provide a little weight and interest to the knitting process.
Many commercially produced stitch markers use jump rings made from wire that is too thin and quickly become misshapen; my stitch markers are made from 1mm wire that maintains its shape in use. Many stitch markers are not soldered closed, so that the yarn is easily snagged; my stitch markers are soldered so that there is no gap in the ring to snag your yarn.