All knitters use knitting needles, determining their favourite from a choice of double points, straight needles and circular needles. There is also a decision to be made between wood, bamboo, plastic and metal needles. But not all knitters use stitch markers, even though these little loops can be very helpful. Stitch markers can be small loops of plastic small bits of yarn tied in a circle, or they can be locking markers which resemble safety pins. There are many reasons for using them.
Read more in our Issue 55.