I recently had to cast on 457 stitches for a project. That’s right…457! I don’t know about you, but I lose count often when I am casting on. It’s like I space out and can’t remember if I just said 237 or 247. I end up recounting the stitches over and over again and still wonder if I counted wrong.
I have a solution for this, though! As I cast on, I place a stitch marker after every 25 stitches. I count to 25, place my marker, count to 25, place another marker, and just keep going until I hit the number of stitches I am shooting for. I still lose count, but this way I just have to count back to the last stitch marker instead of starting over hundreds of stitches ago.
I chose every 25 because it is just easier to count up large numbers in 25 stitch groups, but you can use any number that works for you – 20, 40, 50 or even 100.