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Day of the Dead - Seven Snag Free Stitch Markers - Fits Up To 6.0 mm (10 US) - Open Edition



Day of the Dead - Seven Snag Free Stitch Markers - Fits Up To 6.0 mm (10 US) - Open Edition
"Hay más tiempo que vida (There is more time than life)." - a Day of the Dead saying

Celebrate Día de los Muertos in style with these grinning skulls in a rainbow of bright and cheerful colors. They'll hang from your needles, swinging happily as you work along your rows. Made out of carved turquoise stones, these friendly sugar skulls look good enough to eat.

Over 500 years ago, when Spanish conquistadors invaded the Aztec Empire, they discovered natives practicing a strange, morbid ritual. Instead of mourning, these people were celebrating death, with alters featuring the skulls of the deceased with bright, golden cempasúchil flowers, as they had been doing for thousands of years. No matter how hard the Spaniards tried to banish these traditions, they could not be eradicated. Today the Day of the Dead is celebrated across the Americas, honoring the proud prehistory of the indigenous peoples who believed "life was a dream and only in death did they become truly awake."

These stitch markers come in two different styles. You have a choice of the traditional golden accents that represent the Mexican marigolds that are placed around Day of the Dead alters, or more modern rainbow accents that complement their skull counterparts. Please select which style you prefer before checkout - if left unselected, the color combination will be chosen randomly.

The beads hang from ultra-thin silver-colored wire for a delicate, snag-less feeling on your knitting needles. They won't catch on your yarn, and the teardrop-shaped loops cut down the occurrence of ladders in your knitting. The markers will fit comfortably onto knitting needles up to 6.0 mm (10 US), and are featured in the photos on needles of the same size.

Many of my stitch markers are designed from deconstructed vintage jewelry and reclaimed beads, for one-of-a-kind pieces that make great gifts and keepsakes for knitters.