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Old 07-17-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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how do use those row counters?
I'm pretty new to knitting and I bought a pak of those little cylinder row counters. It says it if for size 6-10.5. How do you use them? Do you connect them to your needles somehow? or is it something that just sits besides you and you have to put down your needles every row and click around one? It makes sense to me to connect to something but I can't figure out how to do that. Anyone have these and know?
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Old 07-17-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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I have put them on the cord of my interchangeable circs before, just to make it convenient, but that wont work if you are knitting in the round. They are yours now, so Id say there are no rules....use them however you like!
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well i haven't used them or really even looked at them, but couldn't they be used sort of like you would a row marker when knitting in the round? I have been working on a bag that is suppose to have 30 rows when i switch colors and i was thinking that if i had a row counter i could just pass it from one needle to the other and then i would actually remember to click it. do they not work like that? HOnestly i don't think i would remember to click most of the time if it wasn't hanging there.
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I usually keep mine on one needle, and turn it 2 turns every other row (i.e. at the end of every knit row or the end of every purl row, when working in stockinette). I can't be bothered to turn it every row. Heck, I tend to avoid projects that require counting, but that's just me.
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I don't like those things :P ; sorry don't mean to rain on the parade. I got an electronic one from KnitPicks.... it :D
sorry, (hanging head)....sometimes I'm bad.....
But I do love the electronic row counter :D
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Old 07-17-2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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I like the look of that electric one, too....Im just trying to find it on SALE!
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Are you talking about something like this?

I haven't use this kind of row counter, but I believe you slide it up to the knob-end of your needle before you cast on, and then you just click at the end of each row (or every other row like Julie said above).

I have one of these, and I just click it at the end of each row if I'm using a pattern with a lengthy repeat. Although, a lot of times, I just make a copy of my pattern & check off the rows as I go. Just depends on my mood, I guess!
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Yes! after I started reading some of your post...the light bulb came on! I was trying to figure out how to put it on the nob in, not the pointed end! I husband just shook his head in disbelief and laughing at the same time that I didn't think of that before Thanks ladies!
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Counters ???
I have those for the end of your needle and I have the " clickable" one..
But Ya know what??
I never used them.. maybe the clickie on once in the beginning of a pattern..
I still prefer the Old Pencil and Paper... Mark a line for each row 11111


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Re: Counters ???
Originally Posted by Knitcrazy
I have those for the end of your needle and I have the " clickable" one..
But Ya know what??
I never used them.. maybe the clickie on once in the beginning of a pattern..
I still prefer the Old Pencil and Paper... Mark a line for each row 11111


I find myself preferring the tally mark method, too. I do like the clickie thing for the dishcloth patterns I have, though, as long as the neighborhood children don't come in and play with it and put me on the wrong row.
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