Clicking the top of the click counter (a) advances the number. This counter is quite large and is not attached to the work.
The traditional row counter slips onto the end of a straight knitting needle where the stopper holds it. On double-pointed needles, thread scrap yarn or a large pin (such as a kilt pin) through the counter, then through the sock work. The counter hangs off the work (b). You can also keep the counter separate and just turn the dial after each row.
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