Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Place & Slip Markers

Hi All,

I'm working on Vintage Velvet. I've never used markers before... and I don't understand the purpose of the place markers and slip markers for this scarf. And, what is the difference between a "place" marker and a "slip" marker? I assume there must be a reason for these, as they are called out in the directions, but I can't seem to figure out what.....



  • At 3:32 AM, Blogger Jessica said…

    Place marker means to put the marker on your needle. Slip marker is when you encounter your marker, you slip from the left to the right needle. The markers just help you keep track of your pattern.

  • At 11:20 AM, Blogger Lori said…

    The markers are placed on either side of the center 12 stitches. As Jessica said, when you encounter them later, just pass them from one needle to the other.

    Since the center 12 stitches are going to be used for the cable that runs up the middle of the scarf, the markers can help ensure that you work the cable over the correct group of stitches.

    In a fuzzy yarn like the one shown it isn't always easy to "read" the pattern, and marking the position of the cable means you don't have to keep counting the stitches on either side to make sure you're in the right place.

    Once the cable pattern becomes established and you can readily identify the cable group, you can always ditch the markers if you don't feel you need them any more. There's no law that says you have to leave them in your work if you prefer not to.


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