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Old 05-08-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Adjustable row counter
Hey, so I was thinking about how to make a row counter that I could keep on my circular needles, that wouldn't induce laddering or get in the way while knitting. I was using my kacha-kacha one for a while, but I got frustrated w/it slipping off my arm chair, forgetting about it, etc.

So! Dug around in my bead supplies and came up w/3 differently-sized toggle rings, hooked jump rings on the 2 smaller ones, threaded a tiny barrel row counter on a headpin w/beads and a lobster claw clasp, and .... (drumroll):

Tah-DAH!! I just hook the counter onto whichever ring size is right for the job - placing it wherever each round begins, and when it's not in use I hook all 3 rings on the clasp and throw it in my knitkit. Fits up to at least a US 13 needle size!! YEA!!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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VERY nice!
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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Awesome idea! I love that it's "interchangeable" :D
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
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Way to be inventive!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:21 PM   #5
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cool!!! Quick, get a patent so no one else makes away with your millions!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:25 PM   #6
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Love it! I would SO use one of those!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:46 PM   #7
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What a GREAT idea!!!! How clever of you!!!
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http://www.knitpicks.com/Universal+Counter_AD80244.html



Guess no millions...

I like yours better...cause you made it.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:01 AM   #9
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I agree -- the ring on that universal counter is too big for most of my projects, and it just seems to get in the way. I usually get around it by hooking the counter on a locking stitch marker and attaching the stitch marker to the work just below the needles. Your solution is even better.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:06 AM   #10
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Yep if you want to use your row counter on circs and don't trust yourself to click it every time, tie it onto a loop that goes onto the needle.

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