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Old 04-26-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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counting pearl and knit rows
Hi! I am a newbie with a really silly question, I guess but when I want to know how many rows I have knitted or pearled what is the easiest way to tell the number of pearl rows or number of knit rows?

I know a knit stitch from a pearl stitch but I mean when there is are a group of rows.

Anybody know if there is a good video or tutorial that would show this?

I have been counting one pearl bumb as one row. Is this correct? Then is the low spot between pearl rows also a separate row?

Am I making any sense at all to anyone?

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help "unconfuse" me.
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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It depends on whether you are working in stockinette or in garter stitch. When counting stockinette, I count each "V" {or purl "bump"} as a single row. When counting rows of garter, I count each row of bumps as two rows. Clear as mud?
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Nicole,

Thanks for the help. Your answer was clear enough and made me feel better since I had done that and it worked but I just needed some reassurance.

Guess I'm getting the hang of this after all.

I have just started my first pair of socks in fingerling weight yarn and #2 needles and am feeling a little unsure of myself. So far all of the socks (2 pairs) that I have made have been in worsted weight and seemed less intimidating. Maybe the difference in discount store yarn versus the more expensive yarn I am using this time has something to do with it huh?

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:53 PM   #4
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U should try using bigger needles...maybe size 10-13...2 is too small, especially for newbies. i haven't even gone that small! tehehe. fingering yarn is also thin...u should use cotton for yarn. it's easier to see ur mistakes and fix them. Just a suggestion! Happy knitting! :D
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