TkRow is a simple row counter to help with your knitting or crocheting. If you're following a pattern on your computer, there's no need to go find a row counter; you've got one right on your screen!

pic of Python version of TkRow


Download it for free from SourceForge. There are README and COPYING files there as well, but you really just need the file. This version of TkRow is written in Python (using Tk), so it runs on a wide variety of systems. If your system does not have Python installed, you can download it for free.


Once you have Python installed, you just need to get it to run for you. How you do that depends on what kind of system you have.

  1. Linux and other Unix-like systems: Run
    or make it executable with
        chmod +x
    after which you can just run
  2. Mac OS X systems: Run
    (note the added w on python) so it runs without a console.

  3. Windows systems: Change the name to
    (note the added w on the suffix) so it runs without a console and then run it by double-clicking on it.

TkRow Classic

TkRow was originally developed in Perl. That version had a little pattern counter that was synchronized with the main counter. Here is a shot of me using it for gloves with a continuous cable:

pic of Perl version of TkRow

If you would like to try this version, you can get it from the CVS repository. If there is interest, I will make a new release that includes it. Or add this feature to the Python version. Perhaps both!

Happy counting!

oylenshpeegul (on Ravelry or through Gmail)

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