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« on: October 23, 2010 06:49:10 PM »

I know this is probably a silly question but I've never used a row/stitch counter before, I've seen them in craft stores but I just don't understand how they work. Do you have to manually click all of them? some of them look like smaller needles would fit through the center of them..how does that work?

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010 06:40:22 PM »

i'm going to answer b/c no one did yet... but i'm pretty new to knitting too. i have a row counter that, yes, you have to manually click each time (eg at the end of each row) but i use it to keep track in patterns, like if it says "increase every 6th row" i click so I know when i'm at row 6, 12, 18 etc....
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010 07:56:28 AM »

I buy the little ones that you have to twist for numbers. I have sooo many wip's that I put one into each bag i keep them in so then when I don't pick up a project for a few weeks I don't lose trach of what row I was in for the pattern. I also use them because I talk while I knit and crochet and I always lose my place in patterns so instead of saying "row 3" in my head all row and then talking to my boyfriend about something, I know exactly where I am.

There are some that fit on the end of a needle which helps with straight knitting so when you knit with that needle you know you're on a knit or a purl row but I use circs for just about everything so I just set it on the arm of my chair or in my lap and go. I honestly couldn't crochet or knit properly without them.

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