How do I do this? Do I count the "V's"? I apologize in advance for the dumb question, but my brain is offline right now.
Everybody needs to learn! If you're knitting in stockinette, count the V's. If you're knitting in garter, you count the bumps by two's.
BTW, I find it helpful to put a lifeline in at pattern changes, making it easier to count up from there.
Even when knitting in stockinette I sometimes find it easier to count the bumps.
Actually..counting the v's is something I didn't know..sometimes counting rows is not an issue to what I do but if it is I keep a graph pattern count as a rule (drawn up on a word doc). So. tips can be learnt all the time!
What's a graph pattern count?
How do you do it?
MAmaDawn.. Oh..sorry..that would have been a confusing term to use given knitting pattern often have graphs. If I'm doing a more complex pattern where row counting is going to be difficult and I really want to keep track of a pattern.. I make up a table in a word document and in the first column of rows I write the stitches required (knitting row one in graph column one, row one) and then I use the rest of the columns to tick off each row. I keep that right next to me so that when I get to the end of a row it's easy to pick up a pencil and tick off a row. I also sometimes find reading pattern books difficult (in terms of just easy when I'm sitting in a chair with knitting) so doing a word document is easy for me in this way also. Obviously if I find a pattern online I can just copy and paste into the first column.