Enhance your knitting process, and keep track of your pattern repeats, with this beautiful stitch marker in the shape of a Hamsa enhanced with a glowing blue Lapis Lazuli bead. The Hamsa amulet (or Hand of Fatima) is a symbol of good luck or protection in many cultures. The Lapis Lazuli bead glints with pyrite inclusions; it is the birthstone of September, and this would make a wonderful gift for a knitter born in that month.
This listing is for a single knitting stitch marker in the shape of a Hamsa Hand with a 4mm Lapis Lazuli bead in the palm.
You will receive a knitting stitch marker as shown; the charm is made from zinc alloy and 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.
The charm used for this marker is double-sided, as shown.