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Old 01-06-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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lost count...
of my rows while I was knitting the booga (I just started, I'm doing the garter stitch for 34 rows...) what *part* of the row do I count to make sure I'm counting correctly??? Does that make sense??? I can't tell how many rows I've done...help!!
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:41 PM   #2
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welllllllllllll when you are counting garter you should be able to count the ridges on one side and double it and there are your rows.


that being said....i never trust it and i just count the ridges on both sides. :rollseyes:

i know it to be true that counting the ridges on one side works but i always tell myself that one side may have 13 ridges and the other side 14 ridges and i just can't get past it, and marking the right side would just be waaaaaaaaay too easy...lol
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:52 PM   #3
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On one side, there appears to be a ridge right against the needles...do I count this as a ridge too?

Do I count the ridge that is the edge of the actual piece of knitting?? I'm sorry--I know these are probably dumb questions--this is the first time I've followed an actual pattern before and I don't know why I didn't think to use a stitch marker...

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Old 01-06-2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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well it is a little hard to tell for sure with the yarn you are using and trying to see it flat but it looks like there are either 4 or 5 ridges there. both pics look like 4 but i may be losing a ridge or two in there.
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I get 4 ridges too but I'm counting the one against the needle, and the edge of the knitting too--is this what you are counting? Sorry it's so hard to tell--I'm using Noro 149 and it's double stranded so it's a little thick and dark.
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i was counting the one against the needle. i don't count the cast on edge because almost all patterns say to cast on and THEN say knit X number of rows.
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If you dont' count the cast on edge then you only get 3 ridges which would make 6 rows, correct? That seems right...
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:05 PM   #8
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Sometimes I have problems with that too... I have even used a piece of paper with marks just to make sure that I am counting right... When I cant remember (when I lose the paper) I find out if one more row will affect the whole pattern... if not, I forget about my "forgotten count" and count what I see(whether it is right or not)... and keep going... I dont think it will affect you in the Booga Bag.

Edit: I see 6 rows...
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When it matters, I make a hash mark on paper to keep track (for something fitted). An extra row at this point doesn't matter for the booga. Just decide that you have six and keep count from this point.
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:26 PM   #10
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I'm with Sara. With a project like the Booga it doesn't matter if you're one or two rows off. (Even though it's nice to know about the counting thing, for future reference.)

Totally OT - you have such pretty nails!
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