I just use a row counter. It's the definitive answer.
Yeah, but then you start knitting away and say around row 56ish look down at your row counter and sit there and think... "Did I click that for this row or was that the last row " confusion sets in. There could be some throwing and possibily screaming...
Nik It's better to be hated for who you are then be loved for who you are not ~ Van Zant
That's why I gave up on a row counter. I could never remember to click the thing and/or couldn't remember if I had. I just put my needle in the first hole in the first stitch and count all the way up. As I said, I don't include the loops on the needle as a row, but I don't think that makes a difference as long as you always do it the same way.