Lace Knitting Pattern Keeper

I knew I was going to have trouble keeping track of my pattern but I wanted to start on the lace and didn't want to wait for a pattern keeper from KnitPicks. It's only ten bucks, but it's on my list for when I buy yarn again (so I don't have to pay shipping).

I pilfered a magnet sheet from my office and cut it into strips, then stuck strips to a sheet pan from my kitchen.

Problem solved. And one of the few problems that didn't require duct tape :-)

Frank in NYC

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WillyG's picture

Not the most portable, but a great use of your money! I bought a set made of a strip of ribbon with magnetic strips glued on to reach the width of a sheet of paper. The problem with that, besides being waaay overpriced (hitting my head with my fist), is that it's a difficult job to get the two magnetic strips to line up where you want takes a lot of fiddling each time you move on to the next row. So the single magnet with the sheet of metal makes a lot more sense, as does the idea of making your own. Kudos!

TheKnittingMill's picture

A true knitting MacGyverism--I love it!

gardenguy42's picture

Excellent solution! I like how the whole sheet fits in the pan. Brilliant!

PS I use the Knit Picks pattern keeper and it works nicely too.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

steve kadel's picture

i put my patterns in clear sleeves with three-hole edges for filign later. then i feel free to tape up the sleevee anywhere convenient. btw - it slips nicely into upright tray on back of plane seat in front of you

we put birds on things

chipsir's picture

The solution for me was to have several copies made and blown up (age and eye sight you know) I then use a high lighter to cross off my completed row. We all have our own methods and I think it is great that we all share!!!