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Old 08-09-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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Counting rows
I am a Newbie!! Is there a way to count rows, easily? I want to be able to put it down and start where I left off without messing up my pattern.
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:58 AM   #2
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I either use a row counter, or a scrap piece of paper and pencil, or photocopy the pattern and scribble in the margin - depends on what I'm knitting!
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:48 AM   #3
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I usually use a row-counter.
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Old 08-09-2006, 07:13 AM   #4
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I keep my patterns in plastic sheet protectors. I started out with a post-it note stuck to the protector, and ticking off rows as I went.....but I quickly got tired of putting down the knitting and picking up the pencil. Now I either use a row counter, or I mark off rows on the plastic with an erasable marker.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:14 AM   #5
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You can also get to the point where you count what's been knitted. Each row of v's is a knit row. You don't count the ones on the needles because they haven't been worked yet.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:18 AM   #6
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If I haven't knit too many rows I just count the V's. If the work has gone on for a while I find it usually tells you to measure it, not go by rows. I do use a counter for pattern rows and like how easy it keeps me where I should be.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:10 PM   #7
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I can only count V's on plain stockinette for about 10 rows, after which my eyes begin to play tricks on me. So I put a coiless safety pin every 10 rows and count by tens to get the total number of rows.
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My eyes get buggy, too, when I count, so I use the point of a needle to put in the 'hole' of each stitch. It holds my place while I 'readjust' my eyes.
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