Jade is one of the most beautiful gemstones. It falls into two distinct groups, Jadeite and Nephrite; both are used for carving and jewellery making. Enhance your knitting process, and keep track of your pattern repeats, with this stunning Nephrite Jade stitch marker. These 10mm round beads come in a range of natural green shades, from a light grass green to a deep leaf green. Each bead has different markings within the overall colour.
This listing is for a single crochet stitch marker consisting of a 10mm Nephrite Jade bead.
You will receive a travelling stitch marker as shown; the bead has a lobster clasp instead of the soldered marker ring. The small jump ring is made from silver-plated copper wire soldered closed with lead-free solder. The lobster clasp is silver plated.
A travelling or locking stitch marker is used in knitting patterns where the marker needs to be moved even though the knitter has not reached the marker in order to be able to slip it. They can also be used to clip to the knitted fabric to indicate, for instance, the right side of the fabric, and they are invaluable in crochet for marking the beginning of a round.
The lobster clasp is approximately 5mm in diameter and has an opening size of 2.5mm; it is therefore only suitable for use as a knitting travelling stitch marker on needles of 2.5mm or smaller, although as a clip-on marker for crochet it can be used on any size of yarn.
When new, you may find that the lobster clasp is a little stiff, but will loosen up with use.