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Re: Knitting Row counter
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: January 31, 2008 04:24PM

Are you asking how to use the row counter itself or how to use it with respect to your knitting? If the former, what kind of a row counter is it? A common type of row counter is called a "barrel" counter which comes with an open center so it can slide onto your needle. There are also ones I call "katcha katcha" counters since you depress a small button to move the numbers around and it makes a sound like "katcha katcha." And then there are ring row counters with beads that are used in a way similar to that of an abacus where you move a bead every row and then a different bead or a bead on a second ring every 5 row or so. You could Google for "knit row counter" and check out the different sites for ideas.

If the latter, some knitters find it helpful to use a device like this to keep track of the number of rows they have worked -- either so that they can knit a matching piece to the same length or to keep track of what row of a pattern repeat they are on, etc. It could also be used to keep track of how many decrease or increase rows you have completed if you are doing a series of them for shaping. You would need to decide whether or not to change the number BEFORE or AFTER you complete the row.

Myself -- I prefer to make hash-marks on a piece of paper, or simply count up my stitches to determine how many rows I've knit.

Subject Written By Posted
  Knitting Row counter Peggysue57 01/31/2008 02:35PM
  Re: Knitting Row counter KT 01/31/2008 04:24PM
  Re: Knitting Row counter Peggysue57 02/01/2008 11:44AM
  Re: Knitting Row counter craftsman 02/02/2008 07:12PM
  Re: Knitting Row counter KT 02/01/2008 12:05PM
  Re: Knitting Row counter Peggysue57 02/01/2008 04:31PM
  Re: Knitting Row counter Alex 02/01/2008 05:14PM

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