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Old 06-10-2007, 08:19 AM   #1
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Counting Rows of knitting when you've lost count
How do I do this? Do I count the "V's"? I apologize in advance for the dumb question, but my brain is offline right now.

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Old 06-10-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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Everybody needs to learn! If you're knitting in stockinette, count the V's. If you're knitting in garter, you count the bumps by two's.

BTW, I find it helpful to put a lifeline in at pattern changes, making it easier to count up from there.
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Even when knitting in stockinette I sometimes find it easier to count the bumps.

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Old 06-11-2007, 04:51 AM   #4
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Actually..counting the v's is something I didn't know..sometimes counting rows is not an issue to what I do but if it is I keep a graph pattern count as a rule (drawn up on a word doc). So. tips can be learnt all the time!
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Susan,

What's a graph pattern count?

How do you do it?
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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MAmaDawn.. Oh..sorry..that would have been a confusing term to use given knitting pattern often have graphs. If I'm doing a more complex pattern where row counting is going to be difficult and I really want to keep track of a pattern.. I make up a table in a word document and in the first column of rows I write the stitches required (knitting row one in graph column one, row one) and then I use the rest of the columns to tick off each row. I keep that right next to me so that when I get to the end of a row it's easy to pick up a pencil and tick off a row. I also sometimes find reading pattern books difficult (in terms of just easy when I'm sitting in a chair with knitting) so doing a word document is easy for me in this way also. Obviously if I find a pattern online I can just copy and paste into the first column.
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