‘What are they?’ do I hear you ask?
A friend at work asked me to make her a row counter bracelet and I had no idea what one of these was. After a bit of internet research I found a couple of patterns that seemed very straightforward. Having no idea which would work best I made three different versions which she has tried out in her knitting club. These are the bracelets I made.
I waited a little while to get the ‘votes’ from the knitting club and this is the feedback I got.
The idea of these is that every time you knit a row you move a small bead through the loop (or slid away from the rest in the case of the ribbon version). When you knit the tenth row you move the small beads back and move up a large bead through the loop. That way you keep count of your rows. There is a charm at the end to show which end to start.
This was a fun excercise and the winner was popular enough that someone wanted to buy it as a gift for a friend. I gave it to her as a prize for having good enough taste to want it. I don’t know the knitting club members so I hope who ever ended up with it likes it.
I think I’ll make a few more!