February 4th, 2014

Tuesday’s Tip – Keep your Place on a Chart with a Dry Erase Marker and Page Protector

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Use a Page Protector and Dry Erase Marker to Keep your Place on a ChartThis week’s tip comes from Jackie, one of our fabulous customer service representatives.

When I do any project with a chart, I like to put the pattern in a plastic page protector and then mark my place in the chart with a dry erase marker. If I make a mistake and need to frog a couple rows, it’s a lot easier to update my place than if I had written on the pattern itself; and pencil marks can get confusing if my eraser doesn’t work well enough. As long as I’m careful about not putting anything on top of the page protector, the dry erase marks are still there weeks later when I pick up the project again after indiscriminately abandoning it!

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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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  • http://www.iamdwj.com/ DWJ

    I go digital most days, especially with patterns. I’ve found the JKnit HD Lite app for iPad lets you highlight rows on charts (from PDFs) as you go along and it saves your place. Absolutely fantastic.

  • brenda

    I prefer to make a paper copy that I mark and make notes on…learned to do this when I realized I made original unreadable. it’s for my personal use so figure not breaking the law

  • missmoxie

    I LOVE this idea!!

  • Kathy

    I like to use highlighter tape. That way you can put your pattern in your bag and it is still marked for the next time you pick up the project.

  • Kay

    Trying to knit from a chart for the first time, unless you count the number of times I’ve frogged this, then its more like eighteen. I’m determined to get use to reading right to left and then left to right ! Thanks for the tips.

  • SMK

    Love this idea! I usually clip a paper to the chart and slide it along,but it gaps and I end up on the wrong row.

  • Judi

    What a great idea!

  • Jan

    This is a great tip and I plan to use it. Sure beats, pencil checkmarks along the side of the chart!

  • Petra

    Great idea, never liked to move the magnets, because mine never lined up.

  • Kari

    I have this app on my iPhone. It works really well.

  • Arlan Gerhardt

    Great tip!

  • BJ

    Great Idea!! If I just remember to mark my place before I drop the work and run to do something..smile

  • Jimmy Brodie

    I scanned the chart and then printed out a sheet for each time I needed to repeat. I then could cross off stitch by stitch as I go along. Need to rip, just mark a new sheet of paper. Really helped me on my first pattern project.
    Sandy

  • nuclearfinz

    use wet erase, less likely to smudge when putting your pattern away.