I’m so glad a knitting friend found these wonderful row counters by @twiceshearedsheep. How freaking clever!! This is absolutely perfect for my sweater knitting!! I have been using a wrist abacus which is beautiful but I sometimes forget to advance the bead as I reach the BOR marker.
This is a simple string of beads from 1 to 0 with a loop prior to each number. A pretty charm is at the bottom. I’m my case it’s a bee with crystals on the wings but she has many choices. I use it as my BOR marker. Not in the picture is a pretty gold clip that I use as the tens counter so I know if I’m on ones, teens, twenties, etc. I’ve added the red pin to track if it’s an increase (odd) row or not. This one only fits up to size 4 needles so a second one that fits size 5-8 needles is in my near future. (The charm I want is sold out so waiting till back in stock).I
I still use and like my cheap cylinder twist row counter that I got at Hobby Lobby for magic loop two at a time socks. But this is a good example of how different knit projects need different tools. It also shows the value of having knitting friends. I have so many “tools” because a friend found it. I’m also excited that after 3+ years of knitting I’m still finding new “toys”.