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#41

Counting increase or decrease rows:

I went on vacation and didn’t bring my counting stitch marker (the barrel kind with turning numbers). I used a piece of yarn in contrast color, and laid it between stitches on the increase round. It was easy to count how many bars were above the scrap yarn, and I moved the yarn from back to front (or front to back) on each increase round.

I actually like this better than my row counter, because I can see at a glance how many increases I’ve done (seven). This is the sleeve of my second Stopover.


#42

This is a brilliant and VERY visual solution.


#43

I have found that sewing the ends down with a bit of sewing thread helps a lot. Those cotton ends just want to wander but knotting them down with thread really helps. Make sure to sew into both your end and your sweater.


#44

My favorite tip for knitting sock gussets (thank you, Wendy Johnson) is to replace the m1 with kfb. No need to remember which increase (m1R or M1L) to use and I can see the increases easily. Work the kfb in the first and next to last stitches of the gusset.