Rainbow Fluorite is a lovely semi-transparent gemstone that comes in a number of colours and colour mixes; the most common are purple and a light sea-green, which harmonise perfectly. Enhance your knitting process, and keep track of your pattern repeats, with this stunning two-bead Rainbow Fluorite stitch marker. The larger round bead is 8mm in diameter, and is topped by a 6mm bicone. Each bead combination will be slightly different, making these stitch markers a unique addition to your work.
This listing is for a single crochet stitch marker consisting of a combination of an 8mm round and a 6mm bicone Rainbow Fluorite bead. The colour combinations will vary from marker to marker, but will always include one purple and one green 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.