04 October 2013
You know I knit, right?
A long time ago I figured out a way to keep track on a written pattern that works very well for me. I use a paper bookmark, a binder clip and a highlighter. I highlight the size and it's corresponding numbers when I am knitting a sweater or other large garment. Then I clip the bookmark to the side and just move it when I get to a different row.
Enter the electronic age. I have a mini iPad and I downloaded an app called JKnitHDLite. You can see it there in the photo. I drop the pattern PDF into my Dropbox account and then when I go the the PDF within my Dropbox account I just choose 'open with' JKnit. Bam! it opens up to what you see there. The yellow bar is like my bookmark and can slide down to the next row.
On the sweater you see there (Vitamin D Sweater by Heidi Kirrmaier - link goes to Ravelry) I started out using the iPad. But look at the lower right corner of the pattern there. I had to jump from a row that is off the screen at the top down to that matrix, every 6 rows. I was getting hopelessly lost and the beautiful eyelets that radiate out from the neckline were everything but straight. So I went back to my old way of working a pattern. You can see on the paper pattern that I've also written down row numbers to check off as I finish that row. Hopefully, I'll be able to go back to the iPad when I am finished with all the increases at the neck and yoke.
Whatever works. Right?
I am linking to On The Needles.