Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sirka Counter Review and Giveaway (Comment to Win)


The nice folks over at Grellow and Gray sent me a Sirka counter to try out - and give to one of you!

The counter is well-made, cute, and allows you to keep track of up to three different counts at once. Need to keep track of the number of rows, number of sets of decreases and number of times you've worked those sets? Done.

The counter is designed for you to move the three little levers (they call these "crowns") along as you work, until you hit one of the "hands" you have set at the beginning. In the photo above, the gray hand is set to 6, the yellow is set to 10 and the blue is set to 14. The levers do not advance automatically (it isn't a click-type counter), which is a good thing because you have to look at the thing to see if you have lined up with your preset hands. There are springs and things inside the Sirka that make the crowns click into place as you turn them, so it feels solid as you use it.

The makers of the Sirka point out that its best to start the crowns at 1 when counting rows and 0 when counting sets of things (rows, sets of decreases, etc.) This is important because you do, after all, never work a row 0 but you will have a moment, at the beginning, when you have completed 0 sets.

Would you like to get your hands on this little device? Leave a comment on this post by midnight (New York time) on December 11, 2013, saying how you would use the Sirka. I will select a winner at random on December 12 and ship it out!


15 comments:

Nautical Knitter said...

Oh that counter looks so handy!! I would use it to keep track of my rows and repeats on socks, shawls, and mittens!! I think I would have to purchase more than one!! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!! Would love to win one!

Anonymous said...

That looks very neat and retro at the same time. Using pencil and paper now and still having the odd forgetful moment - I would love to take the Sirka fors a spin! Thanks for the opportunity :)

GinaBina (Rav)

susanmhj said...

This is what I've been wishing for! How handy, hope I win!

susanmhj said...

Wish I had thought of this, it's what I've been looking for! Very handy, now I can knit withone counter instead of one for rows, one for decreases, etc.Hope I win!

susanmhj said...

What a great idea! I would use this all the time, hope I win!

Sarah Montie said...

I am a sucker for new knitting gadgets. I love row counters and even have a digital ring version. This would be great for the dreaded "at the same time".

Irene said...

It would be handy in that you only need 1 counting device and no paper/pencil that can get lost or damaged. Life would become that much more simple

ikkinlala said...

What a great idea - this would make Aran patterns with different cable repeats so much easier.

Joan said...

I love contiguous sweater design. I'm doing a pullover right now. This sure would be handy, especially at the beginning when so many things are going on simultaneously.

Joan said...

I love contiguous sweater design. I'm doing a pullover right now. This sure would be handy, especially at the beginning when so many things are going on simultaneously.

Joan said...

I love contiguous sweater design. I'm doing a pullover right now. This sure would be handy, especially at the beginning when so many things are going on simultaneously.

Joan said...

I love contiguous sweater design. I'm doing a pullover right now. This sure would be a super tool to have, especially at the beginning of these when so many things are going on simultaneously.

knitinrosecity said...

Boy that would help me a whole lot! Sometimes I think I am helpless at keeping repeats up! Lol!

knitinrosecity said...

This would help me a whole bunch! Am hopeless at times in keeping track of things!

Jocelyn Grayson said...

I'm so curious to try this! It'll be so much easier than my elaborate Post-It system!