It seems to be a bit of a debate….how do you keep track of your rows when knitting? I use a row counter. But. I modify it to fit on my knitting needles a little better. I didn’t come up with this design. The first one I had seen came from a knitting swap buddy. I LOVED it as soon as I saw it. Here’s how to make one of your own…..
You’ll need to gather your materials. Most of these you’ll find in the bead section of your local craft store.
- Head pin (looks like a long piece of wire with a “knob” on one end. make sure the “knob” is big enough to prevent beads from slipping off).
- Split ring or jump ring (big enough to go over the biggest size of knitting needle you plan to use it on).
- Beads (at least 3/8″ in size)
- Row counter (you’ll find this with the knitting needles and notions)
Onto your head pin, thread beads, row counter and more beads. With a small pair of pliers, bend the tip of the head pin around your split ring (or jump ring) crimping it tightly.
There you have it! A new Row counter for you (or maybe a gift for a knitting buddy)!