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Rorshach
10-19-2006, 01:26 PM
Didn't see this posted yet, so I figured I'd let you alll know about it, it's a portable row counter that you can make yourself. It's a pretty ingenous idea, here's the link for those interested, think I may end up making one of these myself.

http://turtlegirl76.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-make-pattern-row-counter.html

Knitabit
10-19-2006, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the link!

Some one on one of the other boards also posted the link below a few weeks ago. It shows how to make the counting loops using scrap yarn (convenient!).

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

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craftymom
10-19-2006, 03:15 PM
Rorshach, I brought up the site but couldn't see anything but the title for the row counter.

Knitabit, that is the most clever idea ever! I never know if I can totally trust my counter because I sometimes forget to count a row. This way, you have to and it's free! Thanks so much :muah:

Yarnlady
10-20-2006, 08:02 AM
Thanks for the link! It shows how to make the counting loops using scrap yarn (convenient!).
http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/2006/04/i-make-my-own-row-counters_28.html
-This is the one I use as I can make them as long or short as I need them for repeats. What I'd like to do is figure a way to make, say a ten loop one, and then add something for every ten rows when one has to knit, say, 30, 40, 50, etc., rows.... I suppose one could leave a long tail and put a knot for every ten rows.... :shrug:

SandraEllen
10-20-2006, 08:35 AM
Some people are so clever!

The yarn scrap idea is a really good one.

The metal ring one looks really pretty, but i'm afraid it would hook itself in my yarn... :shrug:

turtlegirl76
10-20-2006, 11:37 AM
Some people are so clever!

The yarn scrap idea is a really good one.

The metal ring one looks really pretty, but i'm afraid it would hook itself in my yarn... :shrug:

It won't. Not if you close the rings tightly. All you have to do is twist the ends away from each other like a fan, pushing them in towards each other at the same time (kinda pivoting them past each other) then when you go to close the loop, it'll make a clean join. I have no problems with it snagging. You just have to pay attention to detail when making it and take your time finessing the joins. Once you do it once or twice you'll catch right on and get it nice and smooth.

If you can't view the blog post, there's also a flickr set I've put together to show you how to do it.
Photo Tutorial (http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtlegirl76/sets/72157594330853299/)

Knitabit
10-24-2006, 05:37 PM
What I'd like to do is figure a way to make, say a ten loop one, and then add something for every ten rows when one has to knit, say, 30, 40, 50, etc., rows....

In the article I think she says to make a second counter that you would increment every ten rows instead of every row. I guess this means you would only need one counter for the first ten rows, then add in the second counter on row eleven.

Actually, I like your knot idea because I can imagine it being bothersome to manage two counters. On the other hand, I could forget to make a knot (or be lazy) and end up losing count, whereas with two counters there is no way to ignore/forget.

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Knitabit
10-24-2006, 05:38 PM
What I'd like to do is figure a way to make, say a ten loop one, and then add something for every ten rows when one has to knit, say, 30, 40, 50, etc., rows....

In the article I think she says to make a second counter that you would increment every ten rows instead of every row. I guess this means you would only need one counter for the first ten rows, then add in the second counter on row eleven.

Actually, I like your knot idea because I can imagine it being bothersome to manage two counters. On the other hand, I could forget to make a knot (or be lazy) and end up losing count, whereas with two counters there is no way to ignore/forget.

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