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Measuring equipment for knitting and crochet.
A measurement equipment is a tool to measure a physical quantity, either a distance or an amount.
Here you can find the different types of tools most used in knitting and crochet, what they are for and when it is convenient to use them.
A tape measure is a measuring instrument used to measure distance.
It consists of a ribbon of cloth or plastic, graduated in cm, 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, to get the proper size, and to take measurements of objects and people.
A tally counter is a device which 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. Small button resets to zero when pressed.
Memorises last row number when switched off.
It reaches 5 digit, 99999 rows.