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Old 12-20-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Gentle Row Counters
Has anyone ever seen a stitch counter that would be good for wooden/bamboo knitting needles. I have a ton of the plastic kind that work just fine with metal needles but I don't want to risk scraping my wooden ones. I have the clicker counter and the dangle one for circular needles but I was wondering if there's anything nicer out there that I just haven't seen yet.

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Old 12-20-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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Stitch markers
I'm not sure maybe someone else has some good ideas
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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You could tie a piece of yarn around the counter and make a loop, and hook that onto your needles instead of the plastic. Or you could find someone who knows how to make jewlery and ask them to put another [smooth] ring on the plastic ring so you would use that instead.

Or maybe just paint it with clear nail polish.

Also, see this http://wendyknits.net/archives/000159.html

http://www.43things.com/things/view/2842
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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I am cheap, and don't want to spend valuable yarn money on stitch markers....or anything else for that matter.

So I use hair ties. The kind you can get for 100 for about $.99. I get the multi colored kind so that I can use one color for border and one color for counting if necessary.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:19 PM   #5
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This is what I do. They're not fancy, but you can hardly get more gentle than yarn. (I'm assuming your mention of the word "clicker" referred to row counting.)
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I did mean row counters - sorry for the confusion!
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:51 AM   #7
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Suzie, you might get more responses if you update the thread title to say "row counters".
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I think I did the update correctly.

I may just have to use the circular needle counter or the hand held clicker.
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There are also a few old threads about row counters that you could probably find by doing a search.
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