African Turquoise Knitting Stitch Markers by Lavender Hill Knits
Gemstone beads have long been believed to have metaphysical/healing qualities and are often used during meditation. Some are thought to bring about wisdom, strength, energy, luck, and healing to name a few. For me knitting is kind of meditational (is that a word?), so I thought…hmmm…it might be interesting to make up some stitch markers with gemstones and combine my love of knitting with love for gemstones, it seemed like a natural combination! I love having a set of gemstone markers on my needles and concentrating on what the little stones might have the ability to do. Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, one thing is for sure, they are wonderful little pieces of nature to have on your needles!!
African Turquoise: this stone is actually not turquoise but a type of Jasper. It is known as the "Stone of Evolution" believed to encourage growth and development fostering positive change from within. It opens the mind to new ideas and inspires structure and balance. Stones are a wonderful mix of mint green, with brown and black mottling.
You will receive 6 markers made with 12mm flat round stones that range in color as stated above, and one removable marker made with a 12mm flat silver plated feather shaped bead and lobster claw clasp, to use as an end of row/round marker or to hold the loop markers. Markers are made with silver beading wire and silver plated beads.
Stitch markers are available in two loop sizes:
MEDIUM = fit up to a size 8 (5mm) needle
LARGE = fit up to a size 13 (9mm) needle
I love these markers because they have no wire ends, will not snag your yarn, will not separate like split rings can, slip easily between needles and will not scratch wood or bamboo needles. They are very light and are perfect for lace knitting projects or any knitting! They make a very special gift for a knitter or for yourself.
Item ships via first class mail in a bubble mailer which takes about 3-5 days in the US. I do not offer international shipping for this item.
Items shown in the photos other than the stitch markers are not included.