View Full Version : Gentle Row Counters

12-20-2006, 03:18 PM
Has anyone ever seen a stitch counter that would be good for wooden/bamboo knitting needles. I have a ton of the plastic kind that work just fine with metal needles but I don't want to risk scraping my wooden ones. I have the clicker counter and the dangle one for circular needles but I was wondering if there's anything nicer out there that I just haven't seen yet.


12-20-2006, 04:12 PM
I'm not sure maybe someone else has some good ideas :wink:

12-20-2006, 05:01 PM
You could tie a piece of yarn around the counter and make a loop, and hook that onto your needles instead of the plastic. Or you could find someone who knows how to make jewlery and ask them to put another [smooth] ring on the plastic ring so you would use that instead.

Or maybe just paint it with clear nail polish.

Also, see this http://wendyknits.net/archives/000159.html


12-20-2006, 06:14 PM
I am cheap, and don't want to spend valuable yarn money on stitch markers....or anything else for that matter. :rofl:

So I use hair ties. The kind you can get for 100 for about $.99. I get the multi colored kind so that I can use one color for border and one color for counting if necessary.

12-20-2006, 06:19 PM
This (http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/2006/04/i-make-my-own-row-counters_28.html) is what I do. They're not fancy, but you can hardly get more gentle than yarn. ;) (I'm assuming your mention of the word "clicker" referred to row counting.)

12-21-2006, 09:16 AM
I did mean row counters - sorry for the confusion!

12-21-2006, 10:51 AM
Suzie, you might get more responses if you update the thread title to say "row counters".

12-21-2006, 10:53 AM
I think I did the update correctly.

I may just have to use the circular needle counter or the hand held clicker.

12-21-2006, 12:59 PM
There are also a few old threads about row counters that you could probably find by doing a search.