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Old 02-16-2005, 05:52 PM   #11
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I love my PDA and almost never use paper for anything anymore, including knitting. Check out this article and links for software to download. "Countable" is only an inexpensive $5.95, and can do what that digital gadget does. (Inexpensive, assuming you already have a PDA.)

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Old 02-16-2005, 06:33 PM   #12
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I do have a way of counting rows in my head, but still prefer the write and tick method!

While knitting I'm usually counting stitches and rows - like this:

1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2 and so on, the first number being the stitch and the second number being the row. When I put my knitting down I write the last row I've finished with (or double check as I've been ticking rows off). Of course, my husband can never understand why I don't like him talking to me while I knit!

Wish I could patent that idea for a multiple project row counter! Ah maybe I'll have a nice dream about it tonight!
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:39 PM   #13
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I'm new here and new to knitting, too. I've been wondering how one goes about keeping track of rows & stitches, and you all have given me some great ideas. (I like the PDA applications!)

I also ran across a little gadget at a local knitting shop that is a rather attractive bracelet that you use to count rows. You can see it here: http://www.mybagatelle.com/ Click on the "Counters" button on the left.

I'm not sure how to buy these doodads through the web site other than emailing her. They look pretty cool to me, though!
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:53 PM   #14
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Knitters...it has an LCD AND a lanyard!! No more searching -- you can wear it!! hehe. I wouldn't order it and pay shipping, but if it was in front of me, and it was a weak moment, it would be mine.

I've had my eye on the red clicky counter -- I'm still using paper/pencil or the kind that slip on a needle.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:59 PM   #15
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I tend to lean towards low-tech, just for the charm of working the old fashioned way. I love my beaded stitch counter bracelet. To me, a high-tech row counter would be the plastic red and white kind that slides onto the needle!

On the other hand, I've been checking out sweater designing software lately. No real low-tech comparison for that kind of handy thing! It definitely has me drooling....

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Originally Posted by amy
... I love my beaded stitch counter bracelet.
OK ... So, I didn't stumble across a new and innovative way to counts stitches, huh? :-) At least now I know it's in vogue!
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:56 PM   #17
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Amy, do you have a picture of your bracelet that we can see?
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