In 1997, I was getting my car repaired and was knitting while I waited. I was working on a pattern that required knowing what row I was working on and had no way to mark my progress except a piece of paper and a pencil. It was then that I came up with the idea of the beaded bracelet. After a few weeks of experimenting, I designed this bracelet.
I keep one with each of my projects and I always know what row is next and where I left off. When I’m not wearing the bracelet, I keep in attached to the handle of my knitting bag.
The wooden bead version, pictured above, is the original bracelet. This bracelet was available through the Patternworks catalog for more than 10 years. Now I’m happy to offer it to knitters in my Etsy shop.
I also started to make the bracelets using plastic colored beads.
This way, I can use a purple bracelet when I’m working with purple yarn
And a blue bracelet when I’m working with blue yarn.
I’d like to offer a bracelet to you. Leave a comment sharing your method for counting rows in either your knitting or crocheting projects. On Sunday, July 10th at 8 p.m., I’ll choose a random comment and send the winner the bracelet of their choice.
I still make each bracelet so if you need the length adjusted, let me know. Also, if you have a favorite color, I may be able to make your row counter bracelet using that colored beads.
So, how do you keep track of the pattern row when you’re working on your project?