Tip Tuesday: Stitch Markers Save My Sanity

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.

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