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Tutorial Tuesday – Row Counting Stitch Marker

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)!

Happy Knitting!




Hi! I'm Lori! Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! My hubby and I live on a small farm in Eastern Oregon with 5 cats (it's a LONG story), 3 horses and a mule. I work full-time as a department lead at the nursery department of a local hardware store. You'll discover I have wa-a-a-ay too many hobbies for the amount of "spare time" I have. So, I'll just keep muddling though this life.....

4 thoughts on “Tutorial Tuesday – Row Counting Stitch Marker

  1. What a great idea! I’m always losing track of my row counter, trying to tie it onto a long tail dangling from the project somewhere. This is a great solution to that problem. Thanks!


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