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How do you use a row counter?

The row counter is essentially a fancy stitch marker, so you can use it anywhere that you would normally use a stitch marker. Just slip it onto your needles between 2 stitches and knit as normal. When you have knit your way back to the counter and you need to slip it from needle to needle, just move the counter to the next number in the chain.

Easy peasy!

If you’d like a visual here’s a video to show you how it all works:

How do you use a row counter for flat knitting?

The row counter is essentially a fancy stitch marker, so you can use it anywhere that you would normally use a stitch marker. It will need to be placed between 2 stitches or it will slide off the needles.
When knitting flat, I usually place my counter 2 stitches into the work on the right side, after the edging, or just before whatever element that needs counting.
This means that on the right side, you will move the counter near the beginning of the row, but won’t move it again until almost the end of the wrong side rows.

Can I use a row counter for crochet?

YES! You can either use the attached melody clip to “pin” your row counter to the edge of your work, or you can slip it onto your hook and carry it along with you as you go!
Here’s a little video to show you how to use your counter for crochet:

Help! Why does my row counter keep falling off my needles?

Our chain row counters are essentially a fancy stitch marker, so like any other stitch marker. So unlike those little barrel row counters you may have used in the past that sat on the end of the needle, your chain row counter needs to sit on your needles between 2 stitches or they’re just going to slide right off. 

When knitting in the round, I like to place my counter between the 1st and last stitches so that it marks the beginning of the round. 
When knitting flat, I usually place my counter a couple of stitches in on the right side row, after the edging, or just before the element in my pattern that needs counting (such as a cable or lace panel). 

This keeps the counter nice and secure so that it always stays with your knitting. 
It also means that you physically HAVE to move the counter from needle to needle when you come to it and can’t forget to move it to the next number like may happen with all your other row counters!

Does the chain row counter get stuck or 'knitted in' to your work?

NOPE! The chain counter is just a fancy stitch marker, so it doesn’t get knitted in to your work any more than your little loops will.
Here are some tips to ensure that your chain counter is the most enjoyable to work with, however:

  • Knit with both halves of the chain hanging on the same side of the work to ensure that your working yarn doesn’t go ‘over’ the top of your chain and accidentally trap it.
  • When slipping the counter from needle to needle, make sure the counter is hanging down on the opposite side of the work from your working yarn. This will also prevent the yarn from passing over the top of the chain.
  • Depending on your personal knitting style and how much your right needle moves while knitting, the chain can swing about a bit in the first few rows of knitting. Once it has a length of finished knitting to lay against, this will no longer be noticeable.
  • Like any other solid ring stitch marker, be cautious when using lifelines. Don’t run the lifeline thread through the loop of the chain or it will become attached to the lifeline. 

Does my row counter come with a melody clip?

YES! All of our row counters come with a melody clip already attached so that you are ready to go as soon as you take it out of the package.

What is the difference between "Melody Ring" and "Infinity Ring" stitch markers?

Fairy Lights Infinity Ring Stitch MarkersInfinity Ring – Hands down, my absolute favorite stitch markers on the planet.
Due to their unique shape, these little beauties are the perfect stitch markers for everyday knitting.

  • The unique tear drop shape gives just a little bit more wiggle room than traditional round loops and lets each marker glide from needle to needle like butter (Seriously, you won’t believe how lovely that is).
  • All ends are safely tucked into the decorative bead so there is absolutely nothing to snag on even your most delicate fine yarns.
  • The little bead hugs close to your needles, making them just substantial enough to feel easily as you knit (so you don’t just blow past it) but unobtrusive enough that there is nothing to tangle in your yarn or your stitches.

Melody Ring – Our Knit Club favorite, and the perfect stitch markers for knitting and crochet alike!

  • Hand made removable ‘clip’ type loop for the ultimate in versatility.
    Use it as a stitch marker on your needles, clipped to your work for crochet, clipped to individual stitches in your knitting to mark rows or pattern elements, or even use it as an extra clip on your row counter. These markers can do it all.
  • Safe for lifelines – Accidentally ran your lifeline through your stitch markers? No problem, just ‘pop’ the lifeline out of the clip and you’re good to go.
  • Just enough dangle bling. I know we crave a little bit of dangle bling. Who doesn’t?! These little markers give you just enough dangle, without getting in your way.
  • Snag free as always. Each marker is hand made for you with all sharp edges filed and wire ends tucked securely into beads for a glorious, smooth, snag free finish.

What's the largest / smallest needle size I can use with my row counter or stitch markers?

We offer 4 different size options for all of our counters and stitch markers so that you will always find a size that fits your current project and needles like a glove.

We find that we get the most enjoyable knitting experience when we use a counter that is closer in size to our needles, but you can absolutely pick a more “one size fit’s all” counter for your knitting projects and use it on any needle that fits within the range.

The general rule is that you can always use a smaller sized needle on a larger counter…
But you can’t use a larger sized needle on a smaller counter!

If you are unsure what size to get, we find that size MEDIUM is by far the most popular and covers most needle sizes from worsted weight on down.

Small

  • Fits Knitting Needles up to US 4 (3.5 mm)
  • Fits Crochet Hooks up to E (3.5 mm) 

Medium

  • Fits Knitting Needles up to US 8 (5 mm)
  • Fits Crochet Hooks up to H (5 mm)

Large

  • Fits Knitting Needles up to US 10.5 (6.5mm)
  • Fits Crochet Hooks up to K (6.5 mm)

XL

  • Fits Knitting Needles up to US 15 (10 mm)
  • Fits Crochet Hooks up to N (10 mm)

Do you offer custom orders?

Yes! We love custom orders!

If you have something in mind, but don’t see it available in the shop, CLICKY HERE to contact us and let’s discuss the details!

Our Company

Who is Twice Sheared Sheep LLC?

Hey there! So nice to meet you.
The Twice Sheared Sheep is a small home based business in Pocatello, Idaho and it’s our mission is to help you find more joy in your craft. 
Your happiness really IS our purpose.

Each of our row counters and stitch markers are hand made here in house by our team of assistants to your specifications.
Pick your size
Pick your style
Pick your color.
We want your tools to fit your project like a glove.

Because we’re knitters too, we understand how much of an impact the little things make – smooth joins, shiny beads, happy colors, and tools that are not only functional but beautiful too! 
We want you to smile and get that little flutter of joy in your heart every time you pick up your project. 

You say handmade, but who ACTUALLY makes my pretty things?

We are proud of the fact that every row counter and stitch marker in our shop is made, assembled, and packaged locally by our team. 
That means that there is a real person that has lovingly made your tools, packed them carefully, and sent them in happy white packages to your door.

It also means that for every tool you enjoy, you are helping support all of our families – ensure that mamas can work from home with their babies, and build our own US economy. 

Here are the smiling faces of our team:

Dawn

Shauna V

Shauna S

Alexis

Kortnee

Cherish

Where are you located?

We are proud to be a US company and are located in lovely Pocatello Idaho

Can I come visit your shop?

While I would LOVE for us to meet in person, our studio isn’t open to the public at this time, though we would love to some day have a retail shop where we could all knit and chat to our hearts content.

How do I contact you?

We’re here for you any time! Just CLICKY HERE and fill out the contact form, or email us directly at Dawn@twiceshearedsheep.com

Wholesale

How do I apply to be a wholesale partner?

We love our local yarn shops! If you’d like to see Twice Sheared Sheep products in your shop, CLICKY HERE to fill out a wholesale application and we’ll get you all set up.

What are your wholesale terms?

We love wholesale orders!

We have a 20 piece minimum order, mix and match between stitch markers, & row counters.
Payment is due at the time of the order, and turnaround is currently 2 weeks or less from order to delivery. 

 If that sounds amenable to you, CLICKY HERE to fill out a wholesale application and we can get started.

Shipping & Processing Times

How long does it take you to make my new pretties?

We understand the desire to have your new pretties in you hands RIGHT now, so we do our very best to get things out to you lickity split.
Processing time is currently 3-5 business days, but often much quicker than that.

They say that all good things take time, but we try to make that time as short as possible 😘

How long do I have to wait before my happy white package arrives?

All good things take time, but we try to make that time as short as possible and send things from our hands to yours lickity split.
Processing and packaging (the making part) currently takes 3-5 business days, but often much quicker.
We ship all packages through the US Postal Service and shipping time varies depending on how far it has to travel from our hands to yours.
First Class mail typically takes 4-7 business days
Priority Mail typically takes 3-4 business days
International shipments can take between 2-4 weeks to arrive.

Please know that we understand the anguish of waiting for your pretties to arrive and hope every day that someone will finally invent teleportation so that we can send things from our hands to yours in the blink of an eye.

Do you ship internationally?

We love and happily support  our international customers.
We offer flat rate shipping and ship all International products through USPS who then passes them onto your local postal service.

Please be aware, though, that when importing products from out of your own country, your government may charge you VAT, duty, or brokerage fees. Twice Sheared Sheep is not liable for paying these fees, and it is actually illegal for us to do so on your behalf.
We are truly sorry for this, but just want you to be aware ahead of time.

What shipping service do you use?

We are proud to support the US postal service and ship all of our happy white packages through the USPS.

How will my package arrive at my house?

We are proud to support the US postal service and ship all of our happy white packages through the USPS. 
This means that your package should arrive in the hands of our local letter carrier to be delivered to your regular mail box rather than dropped on your front step. There is no need to give additional instructions on where the package should be delivered. It will be safely in your mail box.

If your mail box can not accommodate a bubble mailer sized package, then your package may be in a parcel box, or you may instead receive a notice that you need to go to the post office to pick it up.

Problems With Your Order

Something went wonky with my order. What do I do?

Did something go wrong? Are you making the face?

Don’t worry! We’ve always got your back.
CLICKY HERE to contact us and we’ll will make sure things get sorted out lickity split. 

Damaged or Broken Products

Do you have a warranty?

YES! We stand behind every item that leaves our hands. If your product breaks unexpectedly, CLICKY HERE to contact us and we’ll be happy to provide a repair or replacement. 

Oh no, my counter broke. What do I do? Can you fix it?

We stand behind every item that leaves our hands. If your product breaks unexpectedly, CLICKY HERE to contact us and we’ll be happy to provide a repair or replacement. 

Returns, Exchanges & Refunds

Can I return or exchange my product?

We understand that sometimes you just don’t love things as much as you thought you would and are happy to accept returns or exchanges of merchandise within 30 days of your purchase, providing that your item is in its original, resalable condition.

If more than 30 days have passed since your purchase, or the item has been damaged for any reason OTHER than due to our error, we’re very sorry, but we can’t accept the return.

Please CLICKY HERE and send us a message that you would like to return your item BEFORE shipping it off to us so that we can watch for it’s safe return. Once it makes it’s way back to us we will be happy to send your exchange item, or issue a refund.

 

Where do I send my product for a return or exchange?

Please CLICKY HERE and send us a message that you would like to return your item BEFORE shipping it off to us so that we can watch for it’s safe return. Once it makes it’s way back to us we will be happy to send your exchange item, or issue a refund.

Please mail return your item to us at our studio here:
Twice Sheared Sheep
629 Brent St
Pocatello, ID 83201

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