November 27th, 2012

Tuesday’s Tip – Color Code your Charts

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This week’s tip comes from Amy, one of our fantastic store staff!

When working from charts, it can be tricky to keep track of the subtle differences in the symbols. Amy color codes her charts so each symbol has its own color. It makes it much easier to tell at a glance what you should be doing. Color coding keeps track of Amy’s stitches, but the Chart Keeper keeps track of her rows. Just line up the magnet with the bottom of the row you’re working on, and you can easily see where you should be. The Chart Keeper is one of those things that makes you wonder, “How did I ever knit without this!?”

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Grace

Customer Service Liaison at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I started working at WEBS in September 2010. I learned how to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since childhood. When I'm not knitting, I love to be outside with my Black Lab, Ellie.
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  • Harena Atria

    This is Brilliant, thank you! I’m such a visual person (and largely oriented towards colors) so this may solve all my cable-chart-reading woes :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/Canadian.Gaile Gaile Elliott

    One thing I learned awhile back was to put your ruler or chart keeper magnet on the TOP of the row you’re working on rather than under. That way you see what’s already been done as you knit across and it helps with reading the pattern and catching mistakes a little sooner.

  • http://twitter.com/websyarnstore Webs Yarn Store

    Oh, that’s a good tip.

  • Nadine

    I place my chart keeper above the active row, so I can see the column of stitches as I knit them, that way I don’t move left or right in the chart compared to my current stitch;