Stitch markers are little tools that are oh so handy to have in your tool kit. They are used to separate groups of stitches for easy counting when you are doing a stitch repeat for lace or cables. They can remind you to increase or decrease at set times. They can be used to mark a dropped stitch while you are in the middle of a row so you can get back to it later. So many uses!
Stitch markers come in all sorts of shapes and materials. Try a few and use the ones that work for you. One thing we have learned: you can never have too many stitch markers!