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11-06-2007, 05:02 PM
How do I count rows with seed stitch? I've just been guessing the size against other squares in the pattern but thought I should learn to count the rows.


11-06-2007, 05:37 PM
It might be too late now...but I don't go anywhere without a row counter.
Like this:


11-07-2007, 05:13 AM
Is that kpkpk... next row purl the knits, k the ps?, repeat those 2 rows? What kind of seed stitch? If the kind I described, just count the bumps on a diagonal. Like a 1x1 checkerboard pattern, where you could count the lines by counting the black squares on a diagonal.

If another seed stitch, work out how many rows per square of the checker board, and count the squares in the same way.

11-07-2007, 05:22 AM
I do what RedWitch does...count the little bumps diagonally....like stair steps. I mark every ten rows with thread, or itty bitty brass safety pins... so I don't have to count and re-count the same rows over and over. I leave the markers in until the sweater is all done, and ready to go to the blocking board. Then I pull 'em out.

Lisa R.
11-07-2007, 10:17 AM
I'm with Rosefields...I don't do well counting accurately, and never feel confident (thought I'm getting better), but I LOVE my row counter!

I like this one (http://www.joann.com/joann/search/search_results.jsp;jsessionid=XB5UDW20G41BEP4SY5NF AFR50LD3KUPU?CATID=cat1110&keywords=mini+kacha&_requestid=425000).

11-07-2007, 11:17 AM
I'm with Rosefields and Lisa R. Row counter is the only way to go!

11-07-2007, 11:39 AM
I loved my electronic row counter, but now I'm obsessed with these


11-07-2007, 11:50 AM
OOooh those are beautiful! Hmmm...nuther Christmas present idea :cheering:

11-07-2007, 02:55 PM
As has already been stated, row counters are the way to go. I don't trust my ability to count the rows accurately so I just use row counters. I like the round ones that just slide on the needle but I do love to have the Kacha-Kacha one for those "and at the same time" directions. It's been a life saver...