i've got a pattern that calls for me to:
Row 2 (RS) K 1, M1, k to first marker, M1, slip marker (sm), k 1, sm, M1, k to last st, M1, k 1 – 35 sts.
so does this mean don't knit the marked stiches?
it just means you're going to pass the marker from the left needle over to the right needle.
do i need to move the marker from row to row as the poncho gets longer?
if it's just hanging on the needles, it will automatically move from row to row.
so that's how they work? awesome!!!! boy do i feel like a dingbat!!! :roflhard:
Sometimes stitch markers can be used to mark a stitch that's already knitted so you can measure from that point. Those are the removeable kind, of course; there's several different ways to mark your work.
yeah in this case the way HvK explained it makes sense cause i was actually hanging the marker on the stitch and was doing a lot of exta counting... hence the feeling like a dingbat. well you learn something new every day :teehee: