I’ve always felt that my students have as much to teach me as I do them! These two tips came in recently from blog subscribers who were happy to share them with you!
This first tip is from Patricia Lewis and I think it is an ingenious idea!
As I was working on a scarf project today, it occured to me that I should share my method of keeping track of which stitches need to be transfered. I use “Avery Removable Coding Labels”in the 1/4” size, which are just the perfect size of dots to stick on the LK 150 needlebed. I place the dots just above or below the numbers on the number strip.
The color coded dots indicate to me which stitches need to be hand manipulated. I also place a matching color coded dot on the pattern text to remind me of what that dot means!
In the photo attached, you will see several different colored dots, this is allowing me to switch between working on several different projects without losing time to figure out all of the charting all over again.
These little dots are a “God send” as they are so easy to stick on the machine, do not interfere with the carriage & are easy to remove with no residue left behind. I can pick them up at Walmart here in Canada and I assume you can get them in the USA Walmart as well.
The second tip is from Carol Olson and will make it even easier for you to work the K2P2 bind off I posted a while back. She knits two rows of ravel cord before scrapping off the work, but knits each one in a different color so she avoids any confusion of which stitches to work! Makes it easy to distinguish the knits from the purls in the rib. Wish I had thought of that!