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VictoiseC
04-07-2008, 05:03 PM
Yeah, I had a lot of trouble on keeping track on this gorgeous sock pattern and I think I need one of those magnifiers.
Knitpicks? I went to staples but they didn't have anything?

Anybody use one?

VictoiseC
04-07-2008, 05:14 PM
Oh yes, Ijust found this: it's pretty good lookin'

http://knitpicks.com/Chart+Keeper_AD80314.html

lactosefree
04-07-2008, 05:23 PM
Yeah, I had a lot of trouble on keeping track on this gorgeous sock pattern and I think I need one of those magnifiers.
Knitpicks? I went to staples but they didn't have anything?

Anybody use one?

I use a regular copy holder you can buy from any office supply store.

Here's a link for an example:

http://www.officemax.com/omax/catalog/displayCategory.jsp?id=299

VictoiseC
04-09-2008, 03:15 PM
Thanks Susan! That's a good idea but my eyes are so bad, I need a magnifier also I think...

Ellieblue
04-09-2008, 03:38 PM
Do you use reading glasses? If not. give them a try. Start with the 1.25 lens and see if that helps. The cheapees in the drugstore work just fine.

Mirl56
04-09-2008, 03:48 PM
Or enlarge the pattern on a copier.

snowbear
04-09-2008, 05:24 PM
I always blow up the pattern at a copier. It is easier than a magnifier which has to be moved each row, and can sometimes slip.

I tried the magnifier, reading glasses..etc. I've found blowing up the pattern makes life soo much easier.

HollyP
04-10-2008, 02:31 AM
Michaels has magnifiers. I bet most craft store would have them now that I think about it. Try looking in the cross stitch section. That is where you would find them. My gram used one that was a long rod when seeing her cross stitch patterns got too difficult. For a picture and better description of what I am talking about go here (http://www.abcstitch.com/kits_php/misc.php?subject=magnifiers&itemtype=accessory&pagetitle=Magnifiers) and scroll to the last item on the page.

gingerbread
04-10-2008, 06:40 AM
I bought a page magnifier at a book store years ago. I would think that they still have them. Good luck and hope you find one. I do like the line magnifier for my lace work. The charts are sometimes just to small for these eyes. The price is pretty good too.

:waving:

VictoiseC
04-11-2008, 06:02 PM
Oops I forgot to come back! Those are great ideas. Geez I never even thought about copying it bigger duh. I think I'll get a magnifier in the future but I can do that for now. THANKS EVERYONE!:hug: