This is such a tiny tip, but it’s worked for me for years. Whenever I’m working in the round and calling it a night, I don’t just knit to my Beginning of Round marker. Instead, I mark my place by going one or more stitches past the marker — however many it takes to tell me which row of my knitting I was about to begin. For instance, on my Hermaness Worsted pictured above, I’m into the decrease portion, which is [k3, k2tog], a knit round, [k2, k2tog], a knit round, etc. If I’m working from a chart, hopefully I’ve also moved my post-it note to the row I’m about to work, but that’s not a sure thing (and post-its fall off, or what have you). The work itself is my definitive guide. For instance, when I pick this hat back up, I can see that I’ve worked k1, k2tog, so I know that’s the row I’m on, plain and simple. Whatever my brain or my notes might think, the knitting knows exactly what I recorded at the time.
Of course, it doesn’t apply 100% of the time, but generally speaking, it works great for colorwork and anything with a stitch pattern that varies from round to round.
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