Stitch markers can be incredibly helpful for identifying pattern repeats, locations of increases/decreases or noting where to start/stop a border. In the video tutorial below, we show you how to place a stitch marker and how to slip a marker when you get to it.
Be careful not to count your stitch marker as a stitch when it moves from one needle to the other if your count continues on both sides of the marker. Also, watch that you don't accidentally knit into the marker or pull the working yarn through it!
Stitch markers can be used by any knitter from the beginner to the experienced. After using them a few times, you may just be hooked!