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Old 07-12-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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How do you keep your place on a lace chart?
Hello,

I decided to try doing lace as my new adventure in knitting and
figured the MS3 would be a perfect project since so many others
are doing it there are plenty of sources for help I was having
trouble keeping my place on the chart as it is so wide so I got
creative with highlighters and now have a very colorful stripey
chart. It works great for the horizontal rows as I know to follow
a particular color all the way across. Then to make it even more
idiot proof I took a black pen and drew vertical lines every 5 spaces
and numbered them. So for example, I know where I am by following
the green line and I just completed column 4, etc..... Works for me
but I started wondering what more experienced lace knitters do to
keep their place when following a long or complicated chart? Always
looking for a better system!
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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Post-It

Knitpicks has a cute little board thing that I want though.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:46 PM   #3
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I use the KnitPicks Chart Kepper. Works like a charm.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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Post it notes. I put it right above the row I'm working on.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:29 PM   #5
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There are lots of threads about this on the yahoo group for the MS3, so you should be able to find lots of suggestions there.

I do a lot of big cross stitches and to me, a lace knitting chart is just like a cross stitch chart and once I started treating it the same way, I was fine. That means highlighting after every couple of stitches (or blocks of similiar stitches), to know that I've done them. It's slow, but I'm a slow knitter anyway

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Old 07-13-2007, 05:56 AM   #6
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Oh that knit picks chart keeper looks neat! I have done charts for
cabling and just used post-its but the chart keeper is certainly
a tempting gadget for that! This lace chart I am currently doing is
just so wide that such a gadget won't work for it. I guess it must not
be a standard size chart...perhaps made larger for ease of reading and
since it is coming in installments no need to squeeze it all into a small
space.
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