I'm working on a cardigan pattern that is super simple but it requires 14 repeats of a 16 row pattern, with a small pattern detail at rows 8 and 16. I found my normal row counter (the little one slipped onto the needle) just wasn't helping me keep track faithfully. With such a large *non-thinking* project I zone out and forget to roll the counter forward. Which row was I on and in which repeat??
I decided to make a little chart using the Excel program on my computer. Just a simple table with the total number of repeats down the left hand side and the 16 rows in each repeat across the top. Then I added the grid lines and printed it.
Now, as I finish each row I just put a check mark in the box. I know which repeat I'm on, I know which row I'm on and I know when to pattern.
I'm really liking this and maybe others will find it useful as well.