A lovely set of unique knitting stitch markers/progress keepers. Mother Earth lifts her arms to the sky, birds fly, insects glimmer, mushrooms hide in the undergrowth, and creatures walk the Earth. These are beautiful markers to work with. This fabulous set of tools is an ideal gift for a knitter (or to keep for yourself!).
This listing is for a set of five knitting stitch markers; each marker is different:
A spiral Goddess charm, reaches up to touch a Dragon’s Vein Agate faceted gemstone, the colour of a clear blue sky.
A tender mother elephant and her child entwine their trunks, dangling from earthy, rich, gold and brown Tiger’s Eye gemstone chips.
A Tibetan silver ladybird sits between a red lustre seed-shaped bead and three various sized red seed beads.
A dove carries a leaf in its beak as it flies below a lovely mixture of sky-blue glass beads, iridescent and silver-lined.
A mushroom waves its textured cap under a canopy of glorious green banded malachite chips.
You will receive five knitting stitch markers as shown and described above; the charms are made from zinc alloy or Tibetan silver (as stated) and are 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 low temperature lead free silver solder.
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 becomes misshapen; I make my stitch markers 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 charms used for these markers are a mixture of double-sided and single-sided.