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A tape measure is a measuring instrument used to measure distance.
It consists of a ribbon of cloth or plastic, graduated in cm, in inch or both, which can be rolled, making transport easier. It should be strong and flexible but must not stretch.
Its design allows to measure straight lines and around curves or corners.
The flexible measuring tape is essential for checking tension, getting the proper size, and taking measurements of objects and people.
A tally counter is a device that stores and displays the number of times a particular process has occurred.
In knitting and crochet, it is called a row counter, because it is used mainly to count rows in a work in progress. But we can also use a row counter to count stitches, row or rounds, pattern repetitions, increases and decreases.
There are several types but they all work the same, change it each time you complete a row.
Digital finger-held tally counter
This row counter is very useful since is small and compact and can be operated with one hand.
Each press of the large button adds a row. The small button resets it to zero when pressed.
Memorises last row number when switched off.
It reaches 5 digits, 99999 rows.