Row Counting

…without doubt the best knitting accessory I have ever purchased! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


Wow! What a response we have had to our sweet little beaded row counters in the last few weeks. The row counters can be used in several ways, not least to count up to 99 rows using the clasp marker supplied to count the units, in the same way as an abacus.

Row Counter Chain

Atomic Knitting Row Counter Chain

The row counter can also be used to track pattern repeats and they can be customised directly from us for particular pattern repeats. I use mine all the time for tracking cable repeats!

With plenty in stock the row counters are available in two sizes, to fit needles up to 4mm (these will also fit 5mm needles) and slightly larger to fit needles up to 7mm, and we have a good choice of colours!



BHF Donation made

As promised, today we donated £51.18 to BHF from sales of our February club and other donations from sales since December 2018.

Thank You to everyone who supported this club and also bought our selection of knitting accessories that we designed to provide donations to this charity.

So far we’ve raised over £170 and today I increased our target amount on the JustGiving page for this year by £100 to £250. Next month we’ll be releasing some new designs that will provide donations to this charity with every product bought.

Thank again everyone!


February LoveHearts Charity Mystery Club – Revealed!



It’s time to reveal our February Mystery Stitch Marker Club!

The theme was Love Hearts and we donated £3 to the British Heart Foundation charity for every set sold.



Through sales from this club we have raised £50 that will be donated to the British Heart Foundatation on 28th Feb. Thank You to everyone that supported this club!

The club included:

  • 10 x mixed colour Czech heart beaded stitch markers with Swarovski crystals and a ceramic beaded keeper to hold them together (RRP £14) – includes ring sizes to fit 4mm, 7mm, removable and crochet clasps
  • 1 x Progress/Crochet style stitch marker (RRP £2)
  • 1 x Free UK shipping
  • We will be donating £3 to the British Heart Foundation charity (we’ll add all donations to our JustGiving page at the end of February).

There were also a few optional limited edition notions available with co ordinating beads and colours, of which 10% of all sales were donated to British Heart Foundation.

  • Needle holder, to fit needles up to 4mm, with heart and swarovski crystal charm
  • Mini Crochet Hook with beaded heart and swarovski crystal charm
  • Portuguese Pin (beaded) with glass bead heart and swarovski crystals







Love Hearts Stitch Marker Club Reveal

This is one of my favourite club sets so far!

There are still a few sets available and we will continue to donate to British Heart Foundation whilst stocks last.

It’s been 13 years…

…since we sold our first set of stitch markers! Wow, that’s gone so quick!

Atomic Knitting is 13 years old

Atomic Knitting celebrates 13 years of stitch markers!

Back in 2006 we had started making few sets of stitch markers to aid knitting projects and decided to sell a few sets on eBay to test the market. At the time there were only a few plastic sets around in shops and none of the accessories that we carry today.

Later in the year we did a local craft fair (our first and last!) as we also had an online bead shop. After making a tough call to choose which business to take forward, the niche of stitch markers won! It was risky at the time but it was well worth the adventure!

The hobby became a micro business within a few months, and we had and still have many regular customers and wholesale orders.  A year or two later and we started exhibiting at multiple knitting and fibre shows every year. We’ve met lots of our lovely customers and it’s thanks to our customers that we are thriving after all these years.

The Butterfly and Swarovski Stitch Marker Set was one of the first set of stitch markers sold, and as a ‘Happy 13th Birthday to Atomic Knitting‘, we’re bringing them back for a limited time. Back in 2006, each set sold for £5 and we are going to stick at that price. Available now in limited numbers, these pretty stitch markers will be presented ribbon tied on card and they make a pretty gift or treat for yourself.


January Mystery Club – Keep On Track

Stitch Marker Club

Keep On Track

The January Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 10th January.  The club shipped on 14th January. 

The theme this month Keep On Track

‘Inspired by staying motivated to finish the winter projects’

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies on offer this month.




The set will include the following green-colour themed motivating accessories: 

  • A beaded tree themed barrel row counter with a clasp to clip to your knitting or knitting bag  
  • 1 progress stitch marker with a Czech Bead and Swarovski crystal, to track your progress
  • A set of 10 jewel stitch markers to fit needles up to 6mm
  • 1 cast on counting removable stitch marker labelled ’25’ in an exclusive design
  • Free UK shipping
  • RRP £11, Club price £10

PLUS Optional Portuguese Green & Gold Beaded Knitting Pin (with small safety pin fastening) – RRP £6, Club price £5

This release is limited to 10 sets. The club sold out to subscribers.




January Club reveal

Row counter, counting marker, progress marker and jewel stitch markers by Atomic Knitting


February LoveHearts Stitch Marker Club

Following the success of last years LoveHearts club, this years club will also include a donation to British Heart Foundation. Last year we raised £57 from donations & sales from the Lovehearts club and throughout the year we managed to donate a total of £119 from our charity sales to British Heart Foundation. Yay!

February Stitch Marker Club

Lovehearts Stitch Marker Club

The February LoveHearts club will open exclusively to subscribers on 1st Feb with a limited number of sets available. If there are any sets left, the remainder will be available to all customers on 3rd Feb.

The stitch markers and notions included in the club are a mystery (shhh!) and will be revealed here on the blog in March.

Last years club sold out in a matter of days, and whilst we will be creating something similar, the notions and stitch markers won’t be exactly same. On the secret link to subscribers, we do describe the type of notions that are included in the club to give customers an idea of the type of notions that are included.

Sign up here to receive the secret link to the club when it launches tomorrow.

Counting Stitch Markers

There’s something about these sets that are so satisfying to create and use! Use them to mark pattern sections and rows, count pattern repeats and track your progress day to day.

Counting Stitch Marker Sets

Make your mark with our counting stitch markers

Each set of 10 stitch markers can be customised with our free Make Your Mark service at the point of sale. Choose from needles sizes 4mm and 7mm, removable markers or clasps.


Beaded Point Protectors

This time of year is usually a little quiet when it comes to sales and because of that, we have a bit of time to design and create new products. Today we are showcasing our beaded point protectors in three new designs.

A beaded point protector can be used to protect the needle tips and keep the needles together whilst the knitting is on the needles. Its big feature is that the caps are joined together allowing the needles to remain a pair. Not only does it prevent the annoyance of losing the spare needle down the side of the sofa, but the point protectors also work to ensure the stitches stay on the needle.




Minimalist Stitch Markers

…they don’t need to be just functional, they can be beautiful too.


Hexagonal Minimalist Stitch Markers Knitting

Hexagonal Stitch Markers

Our new hexagonal snag free stitch markers are available in three colourways, gold plated, silver plated and rose gold plated. They are designed to fit knitting needles up to 7mm and do a perfect job of reminding you to check the pattern. Their stylish minimalist look is fresh and modern and look great on the needles. Sold in packs of 10 per colour, or a mixed colour pack of 15.


Shown here on a 5mm needle. Available to Buy Here


December Mystery Club – Twelve Days

December Stitch marker Club

Twelve Days Stitch Marker Club

The December Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 1st December.  

The theme this month Twelve Days

‘Inspired by the twinkling lights and pretty baubles of the season, this club set will sparkle on your knitting’

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies this month.



  • A pretty set of 12 crystal beaded stitch markers with Swarovski crystals and quality stainless steel findings
    • (Make Your Mark & we’ll customise these stitch markers for free – choose from snag free 4mm, 7mm, crochet clip, 6mm/removable or a mix of sizes)
  • Presented in a velveteen pouch with gift tag
  • Free shipping
  • RRP £17.50, Club price £15.75

This release is initially limited to 10 sets.



Twelve Days Mystery Club

Twelve Days Mystery Club