The only minor glitch in knitting the project is that it requires many, many marker rings for clear delineation of repeat designs.
And I had only a few (maybe 15) rings on hand that I had made last year. The photo below shows those rings already in place in another project.
If you are interested in making some of these markers, hop back to the post a year ago (using jump rings and directions for making them explained there) .
So now it was time for more markers and a new technique. The finished markers were made with beads and 20 gauge copper wire, shown below.
Supplies: a small roll of 20 gauge copper wire from any craft store, beads, crimper beads, wire cutters, a round nose pair of jewelry pliers
Directions: I doubled up on the wire, making the strands stronger, then twisted the wires together, added beads, and closed up the ends with crimper beads. This is an easy, quick project (several pink ribbon markers are going to knitting friends). Be sure to crimp the wire together closely so that the ends will not nick into the yarn fiber while knitting.
If you make some of these beading markers with wire, please show me your designs (or just email me) and give hints on improving them.