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If I want to hook one into a stitch and leave it there to be released later then I use a more expensive and flexible stitch mark
on 5 April 2016
Do the job! These work out at about a penny each, reviewers have complained that they are brittle and cannot be fastened and unfastened without breaking. For me this is not an issue. I fastened them and none broke, and I generally use stitch markers closed and move them from needle to needle marking the start of the row in sock knitting. If I want to hook one into a stitch and leave it there to be released later then I use a more expensive and flexible stitch marker or one of the many tiny metal safety pins I have collected from garment labels or even a strand of contrasting waste yarn tied in a knot (the last marker sometimes needs to be cut to release it)
Their value to me is the colour range they come in which contrasts with the knitting. I have bought two packs of Knit Pro markers which are indestructible but much more expensive and only come green and purple, so sometimes they do not contrast enough. Whatever you pay for markers, if you are like me and knit on the move in trains etc, you will lose them so paying less makes it easier to be philosophical about it.