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2022 Advent Boxes
2022 Advent Boxes will begin shipping out Nov 8 using UPS Ground shipping unless otherwise requested.
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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.
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Twice Sheared Sheep
1070 Hiline Rd
Pocatello, ID 83201
Each of our tools are hand made to last for years and years of happy knitting and breakage is not common.
But if something does go wrong with your new tool, rest assured that we offer a lifetime warranty on all of our Twice Sheared Sheep products.
Please send a photo to our lovely customer service team at Support@twiceshearedsheep.com of your damaged item and we’ll be happy to send a replacement free of charge.
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.
If you’d like a visual here’s a video to show you how it all works:
You can either use the attached melody clip to “pin” your row counter to the edge of your work using the attached melody clip (or other locking stitch markers).
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:
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.
If this bothers you, you might prefer one of our Odd / Even row counters instead!
You can read about them below.
Our Odd / Even row counters are a single row counter essentially broken in half.
So that you can have 1 row counter at each end of your work when knitting flat and can thus move a counter at the beginning (or end) of each row to keep your brain on track.
1) On a right side row, place the odd counter on the needles just after the starting edge stitches, and the even counter just before the end edge stitches.
2) Each time you come to the counter at the beginning of your row, move it to the next number in the chain. Slip the counter at the end of your row from one needle to the other on the same number loop. Your row count is the highest number loop on the needles.
3) Clip the Melody Clip on number loops to mark the “10’s” place in counts over 10, or to keep track of pattern repeats
Here’s a visual to show you how:
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!
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:
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.
Infinity 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.
Melody Ring – Our Knit Club favorite, and the perfect stitch markers for knitting and crochet alike!
These tiny little counters are great for patterns that require you to increase (or decrease) ever other row, such as sock toes!
They’re also great for 2 row pattern repeats.
1) Place your row counter on the needles between 2 stitches as with any other stitch marker
For crochet pin to your work, or slide the loop on your hook before the working loop
2) Each time you come to the counter, move it to the next loop in the chain
3) Use the K for normal rows (knit, purl, or crochet) and I for increase rows, D for decrease
Our Cable Locks are a great end cap for any circular needle and help keep your stitches safely on the needles!
Slide one cable lock over each needle tip and onto the cable of your favorite circular needles to:
– Lock your stitches in place and keep them from sliding off in your bag.
– Remove your needle tips and turn your cable into a stitch holder.
– Slide up the cable as you knit and keep your unknit stitches closer to the needle tip and ready to go.
Hey there! So nice to meet you.
The Twice Sheared Sheep is a small knitting tools company based in Pocatello, Idaho and it’s our mission to make beautiful and useful brain saving tools so you can stress less and KNIT MORE!
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.
While we do not have a retail shop open to the public, our production and shipping all take place at our Pocatello studio at:
1070 Hiline Rd
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
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 – ensuring that mamas can work from home with their babies, and build our own US economy.
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.
We love wholesale orders!
We offer a 50% discount for our wholesale customers.
We have a $400 piece minimum order ($200 after discount) from anything on our wholesale orderform HERE.
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.