Every Stitch Counts. Every yard counts. Ewe count. Counting is what it is all about. The first step is to get started counting. Cast on one stitch and you are ready to start counting. Count your stitches, count your rows, count your blessings as you go round and round, back and forth, it is all about counting. If you do not want to count, just measure how long the rows are. It is all for fun and your pleasure. It is like my father warned my future husband, he told him that, “I have been tangled up in yarn every since I married her mother.” Dad was a good sport about it all. Mother wanted to get a goat and daddy built the pen, and I got to play with our first baby,”Matilda.” She liked to get on top of the dog house. She liked to climb, jump and play. I loved our little “Matilda.” The flock increased and we were counting baby goats.
How to knit a shawl without counting:
- Cast on three stitches
- Increase at the beginning of every row until your yarn is all gone!
- No counting. All done! Here is a second version of the same thing. You may like to start at top of your shawl casting on however many stitches you would like to start with and then decrease one by knitting two together at the beginning of each row thus making each row shorter than the last one; this always makes it seem like it is going faster and faster. You will get done so quickly.