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Boy howdy...lace weight yarn is teeny tiny. I'm doing my first lace weight project with Alpaca Cloud.

I have question. I love the idea of using the key hole to string the lifeline through but when I do that it gets caught up in my stitch markers. Any advice to avoid that??

thanks and happy knitting everyone

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Comment by Alicia on March 18, 2010 at 5:05pm
I'm already a big believer in life lines!!! I learned that lesson already. It just seemed that if I had stitch markers, then it was easier to use a needle and thread it through rather than use the key hole on the options needles.

I hope you are well, Peggy!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm
Alicia: I agree with Pickle Peg. She has some suggestions I hadn't thought of. Thanks PP! How about bigger st markers? If it's just awkward getting it through the st marker, you only have to deal with it for one rnd or row. After that, you may find out it's worth the effort. It's like insurance. If you need it, you're glad you have it. If you don't need it, you wonder if it's worth the price! --P
Comment by Alicia on March 18, 2010 at 11:26am
Thanks so much!
Comment by PickleSue on March 18, 2010 at 10:08am
Hi Alicia- the best way is to use locking markers (thus 'openable' markers) or split ring markers (I think this kind falls off too easy, but it is one option). I don't know of a way to use the interchangeables keyhole method with lifelines while using a closed ring stitch marker. If you do get a stitch marker stuck- just pull out some slack on your life line, cut it in the middle to free your stitch marker and retie where you cut it. But that is a pain if you love a lot of markers. :) Hope that helps!

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