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Stonington
06-22-2006, 09:56 AM
Morning! I am looking for a row/stitch counter that does not require me to stop knitting and turn a wheel lol... I get into a rhythm and then have to stop and turn the counter. If only all lifes issues were this stressful, right? :roflhard:
Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much! :heart: (Again!) :cheering:


anne
sebago, ME

knitaddict
06-22-2006, 11:10 AM
I use this (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82328&PRODID=11837) one and I really like it. I put it on the arm of my chair so it's within easy reach and just take a half a second to click it as I'm turning my work.[/url]

mulene
06-22-2006, 11:32 AM
Recently, Axe (Lynx in the UK) released a fragrance called Click - they gave away a free clicker (as seen in the ad with Ben Affleck). I sent off for one of those and that is now my row counter. I can stick it round my neck and it just takes a second to click =D It is a bit like the Clover Kacha Kacha in that its a click and count thing.

Heres (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-2-LYNX-CLICK-LTD-EDITION-CLICKERs-AS-SEEN-ON-TV_W0QQitemZ170000691927QQihZ007QQcategoryZ60823QQ ssPageNameZWD4VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)a link to one like the one I have

rebecca
06-22-2006, 11:50 AM
I use this (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/itemid_80210/tools_display.aspx) one, but...I really want THIS (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/itemid_80264/tools_display.aspx) one :thumbsup:

Stonington
06-22-2006, 11:55 AM
Becka,
Very nice! Both of them... does yours count higher than just double digits? Thanks!

anne
sebago, me
I use this (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/itemid_80210/tools_display.aspx) one, but...I really want THIS (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/itemid_80264/tools_display.aspx) one :thumbsup:

cozy
06-22-2006, 11:57 AM
I use the same one knitaddict uses, but if someone wanted to spoil me, they could give me one of the electronic ones.

-- anne, I also had one of those row counters you constantly had to turn yourself & while it may not be a problem on the level of world peace, yes, it's a pain, though a minor one.

yarnpiggy
06-22-2006, 12:18 PM
I use this mini row counter (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/073654.html). I like it because I can wear it around my neck, and it can be locked when I put down my knitting, so no fear of anyone accidentally bumping or clicking it when it shouldn't be.

rebecca
06-22-2006, 01:28 PM
Becka,
Very nice! Both of them... does yours count higher than just double digits? Thanks!

anne
sebago, me
I use this (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/itemid_80210/tools_display.aspx) one, but...I really want THIS (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/itemid_80264/tools_display.aspx) one :thumbsup:

Oh yeah....4 digits :thumbsup:

Stonington
06-22-2006, 01:34 PM
They look great.. That is the other problem with the ones that I use now, they only go up to 99. Again a minor issue, but sometimes I am so brain dead :rollseyes: Thanks Becka and all that took the time to answer--you folks are the best! :heart:

anne
sebago, me

Shandeh
06-22-2006, 01:37 PM
Here's the one I use for complicated knitting patterns. There are 4 sections you can use for different parts. (One for colors, one for pattern, one for rows, etc.)

I used it a lot when I was making the Saguaro top, because I had the stripe pattern going at the same time as the shaping. I couldn't have done it without that counter.

http://www.infiniteyarns.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=5&P_ID=121&strPageHistory=cat&strKeywords=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=216

jessi_9783
06-22-2006, 09:49 PM
This (http://www.handable.com/CountAble.htm) is the counter I use. I like it because it's completely customizable.

TwoLeftNeedles
06-22-2006, 10:32 PM
Well, if you don't want to use your hands, you could always get one of these and use your toes...

Stonington
06-23-2006, 07:51 AM
Wow.. now that is a blast from the past lol Thanks! brought back all kinds of memories! :cheering:
anne
sebago, me
Well, if you don't want to use your hands, you could always get one of these and use your toes...

HollyP
06-23-2006, 09:44 AM
Well, if you don't want to use your hands, you could always get one of these and use your toes... :roflhard:

Stonington
06-23-2006, 09:49 AM
:roflhard: you just got a visual didn't you?

anne
sebago, me

Well, if you don't want to use your hands, you could always get one of these and use your toes... :roflhard:

janelanespaintbrush
06-23-2006, 02:22 PM
Hey, check out what I just found:

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/2006/04/i-make-my-own-row-counters_28.html

I haven't tried it yet, but it sure seems like a great idea. When I've used a row counter in the past, I'd inevitably forget to advance it and get totally lost. This forces you to remember because you keep running into it at each row. Best thing is, it's free!

Freyja
06-23-2006, 07:21 PM
My LYS has counter rings.They are different colored metal rings.
Hey, check out what I just found:

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/2006/04/i-make-my-own-row-counters_28.html

mystyflwr
06-23-2006, 07:24 PM
I have the same row counter as Mulene. My boyfriend brought this home one day afer I mentioned that I really did not like the row counter that fits on the needles. At first I was like, what in the world is this, but now I really like it. It works for me. ;)

mystyflwr
06-23-2006, 07:56 PM
I have the same row counter as Mulene. My boyfriend brought this home one day afer I mentioned that I really did not like the row counter that fits on the needles. At first I was like, what in the world is this, but now I really like it. It works for me. ;)

KatyKoolkat
06-24-2006, 12:55 AM
Here's the one I use for complicated knitting patterns. There are 4 sections you can use for different parts. (One for colors, one for pattern, one for rows, etc.)

I used it a lot when I was making the Saguaro top, because I had the stripe pattern going at the same time as the shaping. I couldn't have done it without that counter.

http://www.infiniteyarns.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=5&P_ID=121&strPageHistory=cat&strKeywords=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=216

I have also used that one, but have had problems in losing the silly counter thingies!! Any ideas on getting new ones?

K

itsbecca1979
06-24-2006, 10:51 AM
I use the $20 electronic row counter as well, and pretty much love it!

06-25-2006, 07:31 PM
I use this (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82328&PRODID=11837) one and I really like it. I put it on the arm of my chair so it's within easy reach and just take a half a second to click it as I'm turning my work.[/url]

I bought one of these today knitaddict, it was cheaper in the store. Only $7.50, and I had my 40% of coupon!!! Not to shabby. :happydance:

Ingrid
06-25-2006, 07:40 PM
I don't use a row counter because I can never remember if I turned/clicked it or not.

If I have to do a pattern that has complicated directions, I usually make a chart that I can cross off. I often forget if I crossed off, but can double check the knitting itself.

Stonington
06-26-2006, 09:44 AM
I did look at this one.. but really would like one that goes beyond double digits. Picky picky picky right? lol. Great deal though with the coupon! :cheering: Thanks for replying! :heart:

anne
sebago me

I use this (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82328&PRODID=11837) one and I really like it. I put it on the arm of my chair so it's within easy reach and just take a half a second to click it as I'm turning my work.[/url]

I bought one of these today knitaddict, it was cheaper in the store. Only $7.50, and I had my 40% of coupon!!! Not to shabby. :happydance:

Stonington
06-26-2006, 09:45 AM
:roflhard: I have been know to do that too--get distracted easily :doh:

anne
sebago, me

I don't use a row counter because I can never remember if I turned/clicked it or not.

If I have to do a pattern that has complicated directions, I usually make a chart that I can cross off. I often forget if I crossed off, but can double check the knitting itself.

lindaeastman
03-31-2010, 07:51 PM
Did someone see a row counter that could be manipulated with your foot? That sounds like a winner. Where did you see it?

Linda