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Old 10-08-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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How do I count rows??
Hi! I am a very beginning knitter and I'm working on a baby basketweave blanket. I knitted 10 rows, then the pattern for the next 10 rows is to K10, P10....K10. The problem is that I can't tell if I've finished these K/P 10 rows or whether I've done 8 rows. How can I count? I counted the ridges and I still can't tell from where to start counting.

I do have a counter, but I think I forgot to use it for a few rows. I'm either on row 8 or 10. What do I do? Is there a website with pictures? I didn't do a swatch (was I supposed to?). Is there any hope?? Thank you much. I am so enjoying this new hobby. I pray that I can get good enough to be comfortable and relaxed by knitting! Thanks for any help! Please feel free to email too.
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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It's easier to count knit stitches than purl stitches, in my opinion. Count the number of V's. Each one is a row. If it's hard to see the V's for some reason, use the point of your needle and put it in the first V stitch and use the needle to count the holes in the V's all the way up. Don't count the stitches on the needles as a completed row, as they haven't been knit yet.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:27 PM   #3
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Ingrid - this is one of the best descriptions! You really do have a way with words - and bananas!
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Thanks! I've counted a lot of stitches in my day. I like yellow, easy-to-eat fruit, too. I was going to say something else, but no matter what I say, it comes out wrong, if you know what I mean. Gotta be careful around here!
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I was going to say something else, but no matter what I say, it comes out wrong, if you know what I mean. Gotta be careful around here!


Oh -- there are SO many comments to make right now!

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