Yesterday I came across this little gadget on the internet.
It looks extremely useful! I ordered one from Wool & Company (it’s their image shown above). It’s $17.50 with free shipping and after I ordered mine, there were 8 left.
This little tool is supposed to grip your swatch (you can see the little teeth) and then you count your stitches across the horizontal open 4″ and you count your rows across the vertical open 4″.
If this thing half as good as I think it will, I am going to be one happy swatcher! I have a couple other swatching aids but have never been really happy with either of them. This one looks like it should work quite well.
If you’re a knitter and always wondering if you’re counting your stitches correctly, you may want to check into one of these.