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About Atomic Knitting

History of Atomic Knitting Stitch Markers

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Emma is a self taught jewellery designer from a small village near Bridgend in South Wales. Atomic Knitting has been designing knitting stitch markers, fripperies and useful notions for knitters and crocheters since 2006. In that time, Atomic Knitting has become a trusted name in the knitting & crocheting world and has a loyal customer base spanning the globe. Following continued success, Atomic Knitting stitch markers have been featured in knitting magazines, online and wholesaled to over 45 yarn stores worldwide.

Atomic Knitting specialises in gemstone and Preciosa crystals with metal work and has an array of designs to suit every style and budget. Customer commissions are a firm favourite and with many years of experience in providing excellent customer service, Emma can create bespoke pieces just for you.

'Every stitch marker and accessory is designed by Emma in her studio'


The beads and findings used in nearly all of Atomic Knittings creations, are purchased from small UK bead companies. This is important to the Atomic Knitting brand that it strives to support fellow small businesses in the UK. Emma spends considerable time researching components and looking for the best quality beads and findings for all Atomic Knitting designs.  


The studio has been transformed over the years. Starting on the kitchen table in 2006, before moving to a back bedroom 2007, then there were beads everywhere! In 2018, the studio finally moved to a bright scandi style studio loft which is perfect for our needs. It currently houses thousands of beads, custom work benches, packing areas and everything needed for the Atomic Knitting experience. It’s a bright, creative and fun place to work!


In the first 12 years Atomic Knitting exhibited at many fibre & yarn shows in the UK, from Knit Nation in London to Wonderwool Wales in Builth Wells. For each show more than 1000 products were created exclusively for the shows, allowing a great choice and product display. In recent years, the focus has been online and wholesale markets. 

The Importance of the Stitch Marker

Atomic Knitting was inspired by Emma's love of patterns and knitting, and the inevitable mistakes that go hand in hand with trying to follow them! Emma is a firm believer that stitch markers revolutionise the experience for a knitter and crocheter. They are indeed memory devices to track your pattern and stitches, and this can make a world of difference to to gain confidence in your craft.

The stitch marker is one of the most important parts of the knitting ritual, offering reassurance and a reminder to check the pattern. 

Finding the right Stitch Marker

The right stitch marker will keep you on track, and Emma recommends using a stitch marker that is within 2mm of the needle size used. This reduces any gapping between stitches that may occur. Atomic Knitting stitch markers are available in sizes from 2mm to 12mm, and come in a range of snag free options, split rings, and a selection of clasps.

'My days are spent designing stitch markers and knitting accessories for customers worldwide'


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