.. 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.