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Old 01-12-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Keeping track of place in a chart
I'm sorry if this has already been asked, but I'm wondering what others use to keep track of their place in a chart.

I have a magnetic board that I got from KnitPicks, but I still have trouble (not all the time). Right now I'm working a color chart (fair isle).

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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I have been hinting at a magnetic board as a gift for 2 years now and just finally got one over the weekend.
Before that I just used post it notes to keep track of my chart.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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Have you used your magnetic board yet? I find the idea to be good, but the actual product to be cumbersome. It's heavy, and the sliding magnets don't seem to hold that well (it probably doesn't help that my puppy ate one of the short strips). If you find a good way to get the thing to stand up on it's own, while still being able to read your chart, let me know.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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I make a copy of the chart and color code it with highlighters and then I mark off sections with a pen as I knit them.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:38 PM   #6
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I have a magnet board but to tell you the truth seldom use it. I find sticky notes work great or I have two magnet thingy I bought on etsy. Two magnetic strips have a ribbon glued on one side, you put one magnet on the front of the pattern and the other on the back to hold it in place, it lines up with the row you are on and doesn't move if you drop the pattern.
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post it notes. Even if I use a magnetic board to hold my pattern, I'm more likely to use a post it note then a line magnifier to mark my row.

I also have this to hold a magnetic board: http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/it...?item=123-8285

If you're using a magnetic board, just use a 3-4" magnet strip to mark the row you're on, rather then a line magnifier. it'll hold it's place better.
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:42 PM   #8
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I usually make a copy of the pattern I'm working on so I can write all over it. I use the KP's magnetic board and use it long way and flat. I find that it's easier that way and then prop it up on my lap with a pillow or beside me on a pillow.
I usually place the longest magnet across the row but use the other 2 magnet on the top and bottom of the paper to help hold it. You can also buy a roll of magnetic strip in the craft section and I have used that before on it too (when I misplaced my other magnets that KP sent). After I complete a row, I still mark it on the chart by a dot...this way if one of the kids come by and pick it up, I still know where it is...

I use my KP board for everything
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I actually have made one of these myself using magnetic stripping and some metal strip that my husband had. I covered the metal with some cotton cloth and one side of the mannetic stripping and tada....
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Haven't had the chance yet but I will let you know how it works out for me. I may have hinted for 2 years for nothing and go back to my post it notes
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