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Old 02-28-2007, 10:06 PM   #1
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Ubernewbie question
Hi Ladies,
How do you count rows? I'm knitting a scarf and just want to get the hang of counting rows. A nice lady at LYN said, you count in 2 (since all I'm doing is knitting...) but what if I wanted to count each row.

Hope my questions make sense....
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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It depends on the pattern, but ...

For garter - check out this thread.
And for stockinette, each "V" side by side indicates one row, so you count the "V's" upward (or downward, depending on how you look at it )
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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thanks. i think this helps...
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:03 PM   #4
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On stockinette it's easy to count the bumps on the purl side. And I count them by twos as well....

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:06 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by suzeeq
On stockinette it's easy to count the bumps on the purl side.
Dang it ... why didn't I think of that? All this time getting all crosseyed by the V's ...
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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Once you get into more complex stuff you can keep a little cheat sheet nearby where you record how many rows you have done with checks or tick marks. Or you can get a fun little gadget called a row counter which you slip onto your knitting needles and you turn the wheels so it will tell you what row it's on.

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rubber bands
I'm making a hat on circular needles and didn't want to count rows either (I'm a new knitter, too). I'm using my daughters' small hair rubber bands. Each time I finish a row I slip another one on. I have thicker ones that count as five (so when there's five thin ones on I take them off and replace them with a thick one) I was using a piece of paper to mark off rows, but kept forgetting (and misplacing the paper) Now I just count the rubber bands to know where I am.
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