Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Simple Trick for Knitting Charts

I am on the edging of my Leaves of Grass! Woohoo!!

The whole pattern has been reading charts, but very manageable charts. 
Normally, I take my chart, a light colored highlighter and as I finish a row, I fill it in with my marker.
Or I make little dots....(you'll see how I started with that on the pattern. NOT working)

The edging is a small chart that is repeated 70 or so times.
So, I wasn't sure the best way to mark what row I was on.

I asked Andee what she did and she gave me this little tip.

Thought I would share.
It's beyond easy and sooooo very helpful.

Put your pattern into a plastic protector sheet and grab a Post-It note.
Every time you move up a row, move your sticky note!
How easy is that??? 

Easy Tip that will make your life easier.

Happy Knitting!


  1. what i love most is how you sisters share, you are all so cute. i do this same thing, i like the page protector, it keeps the pattern in fairly good shape. for long rows i use that blue repositional paint tape too. and for added insurance i always use a row counter, the one that locks!

    p.s. i did use a marker on my reindeer shawl charts, it somehow made it feel more manageable, and i think i knew i would probably not make it again.
    your shawl is almost done!!

  2. I do the same thing :) ~ I'm so excited you're onto the edging...can't WAIT to see her!

  3. I am so glad it is working for you! I can't wait to see your finished Leaves.