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Old 04-11-2007, 03:51 PM   #1
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Row Counter
I've always used the little cylinder style row-counter that you just turn the dial, and it sits right at the base of my needle. It's great, until I have to knit in the round. Does anyone know of a style of row counter that still hooks on somehow (I lose those things) but allows knitting-in-the-round. Lately I've been carrying a tally sheet with me, but that's a pain.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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whenever i actually use one, this is the one i use.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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thanks....that looks like just the thing. I've not seen one at my local stores, but now I know about it I'll go looking, or else order online.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
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if you can't find the hanging counter, you can always tie a regular counter to your cast on tail. loop the yarn through the counter as if you were putting the counter on a needle, and then tie the yarn to itself so that the counter hangs loosely. or you can loop and tie the yarn as before, but use scrap yarn, and attach that to a stitch marker or row marker, and it will move with you, instead of being "stuck" at your cast on row.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:30 PM   #5
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I use this one and absolutely LOVE, LOVE it! I had been using this one before and it works great, but keeps track of only one set of #s unlike the other one which tracks 3 sets.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:50 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by rebecca
I use this one and absolutely LOVE, LOVE it! I had been using this one before and it works great, but keeps track of only one set of #s unlike the other one which tracks 3 sets.
I use this one too and love it. I hate having to keep up with different counters. This one rocks
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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Couldn't you just run a piece of scrap yarn through your current counter and tie it in a loop? That's what I do
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:57 PM   #8
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I second tying on a normal counter. I often make my tally marks on my arm or back of my hand if they can be transferred later. Or how about those bracelets with coloured beads like an abacus? Very simple and portable.
There are two rows of beads in different colours going around your wrist. E.g., black on top, white at the bottom. There's also a piece of elastic tied into a small loop. This tiny loop goes around both strands, kind of tying them together (but not tied, just a stretchy loop).
Every time you finish a row, you move one of the black beads over to the other side of the elastic loop by stretching the loop and pulling it over. Every time you do a tenth row, you move over a white bead, and return all the black beads to the original side. So for every white bead you've moved, you know that's ten rows: 3 white beads = 30 rows.
And for every black bead, 1 row: so 5 white beads and 7 black means 57 rows.

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Here's a good explanation and tutorial for the abacus row counter bracelets. Neat idea! Plus you can have several, one or more for each project.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22028.0

If you're handy with beads and whatnot, you can thread a large bead onto a headpin, then sit the barrel cylinder row counter on that, then attach to a stitch marker ring, and slide that onto your needles where you need it.

Hope that helps!
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