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Old 01-02-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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Row Counter?
Does anyone use a row counter? I'm thinking about getting one like thos one I don't have any tyoe of counter yet, and I can barely remember what row I left off at
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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I got a log out message when I tried your link. Which type were you looking at? The ones that go on the end of your needle? or the type with a pegboard? I've used both, and to be perfectly honest, the thing that works best for me is to mark off my rows on my work... using a small saftey pin every 10 or 20 rows.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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i use the red Clover brand one and would be LOST without it - even if you think you won't need one, you will

especially when you have to make to equal size pieces of anything, like fingerless gloves where they tell you to knit "7 inches"

love mine!
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This is one of those tomaytos tomahtos deals. I use row counters all the time. Others swear by paper and pencil. The advantage that paper and pencil has over the row counter is keeping track of multiple things going on in your knitting at the same time.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:08 PM   #5
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The one I linked to is electronic, and it hangs around your neck...it runs about $23...I may just pick up a cheap one at Michael's this week!
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:12 PM   #6
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I like the small plastic one that also acts as a st marker. Makes it REALLY convenient to use. AND its CHEAP!
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:20 PM   #7
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Ya know--I have wondered if it would help me--I can't remember anything anymore!! I really wanted one of those--I couldn't see the site you listed either, but the one I wanted is an electronic one that you hang around your neck and just push as you finish a row--it counts it for you and runs on a watch battery. It's about 23 bucks everywhere I see one. I just don't know if I need it THAT bad --but lots of folks love theirs, and I'm thinking of getting one with my KnitPicks gift certificate so I'll STOP WANTING THE THING SO BADLY!!
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well Rebecca has that electronic one and she seems to swear by it. i only have the ones that double as stitch markers myself and they seem to be just fine. I am more likely to remember to count it if i have to move the thing too....buuuuuuuuuuuuut i rarely use them at all and end up just counting my rows. :rollseyes:
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Nicole--I think the idea of yours marking the rows with safety pins is a great, cheap idea, too. (NOT CALLING YOU CHEAP, NOW!!)
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Originally Posted by Ellen Edwards
Nicole--I think the idea of yours marking the rows with safety pins is a great, cheap idea, too. (NOT CALLING YOU CHEAP, NOW!!)
Good thing my hubby didn't see that. I'm CERTAIN he'd have a few comments about that {me being cheap, and not cheap! }
I've used the removable markers in the past, but they always disappear around here. The one thing that always seemed plentiful was tiny pins. They also work great when I was doing fine thread work. The larger ones were just too bulky to fit around stitches done in size 40 thread!
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