How to NEVER miscount a cast-on ever again!
It happens to the best of us. We cast on dozens and dozens of stitches. We count and re-count to make sure we casted on the RIGHT amount of stitches.* When we’re satisfied we did, we start our border. Several rows later when we FINISH our border and start the pattern repeat and are approaching the end of our first row we realize we DIDN’T, in fact, cast on the correct number of stitches. ARG! What to do? Increase as necessary? Decrease as necessary? Frog it????
Instead of putting ourselves through the pain of having to decide what do to and doing it, mark off ten cast-ons at a time with a stitch marker. Counting in tens is MUCH easier than counting by 2′s to 100+, especially with your boo, your cat or your kid, demanding attention at a critical juncture in your counting. Making a habit of marking your 10ths is the best way to never miscount a cast-on ever again!
*Counting cast-ons can be especially tricky when using double strands of yarn, as I’m doing in the picture.