Had a great time in KW on Tuesday - the gang was very welcoming, and there was some good discussion.
I'd taken a few of my samples and patterns, and I heard a knitter comment that she'd made a shawl that looked a bit like the one on the table... and then she realized that it was the one on the table she'd made. She'd bought my pattern online, and hadn't realized I was the designer.
I love to see other knitters working and enjoying my designs.
One of the tips I shared in my presentation was how to count rows in a cable...
Specifically, how to figure out how many rows you've worked since you've turned the cable.
If you're working flat, start by figuring out what row is facing. If the cable is facing, that means you've worked at least one WS row after you turned it, so you've worked an odd number of rows. That's a start.
And to be absolutely precise - whether working flat or round - use a spare needle:
Insert the needle in the "hole" that's created by the crossing over of the cable. And just count up the rows from that! Don't count the one that the red needle is under, and don't count the row that's actually active on the needles - just count the rows in between.