I’m not going to lie. The first time that I saw a chain row counter, I thought “hmm, that’s nice, but I’m ok with just marking on the pattern”. 😏
I inevitably forgot to mark a row, and had to go back and count.
I THOUGHT I counted 4 rows before that cable cross, but nope, it was 5 and now my cable looked different from all the others.
I put my project in hibernation while I HAD to knit this new pattern, but when I came back to it, I could’t remember where I was.
Or *gasp* the pattern had wondered off and I needed to print another one and lost all my markings!
Things never seem to work out the way I planned in my head. 🤔
Does any of this sound familiar?
This is all why my row counter is now my BEST FRIEND. I simply can’t live without it.
✅ count up to 100 rounds / rows / or pattern repeats.
✅ Sit on your needles like a stitch marker, so you HAVE to move it to the next number each time you come to it.
✅ No more guessing if you clicked the counter, or marked your pattern.
✅ Because it’s on your needles, it makes it pretty darn hard to lose it. Even if you put your project in hibernation for a little while 😉