Monday, January 22, 2007

Tethered

I thought I'd give this idea a try:

The pink yarn measures roughly 16", which is the amount of height I need for the body of this sweater. I've found this little trick stops me from having to measure every so often. Instead, I just look at how much give there is in the pink tether. I don' t know about you, but I hate it when I knit past the mark.

15 comments:

  1. That's genius! I am definitely using this tether idea on the next knitting project. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Hey! What a good idea! I have got to try it!

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  3. Clever Girl! Remember the old pattern books that had a 'ruler' down the side!?

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  4. and I can NEVER find a ruler or tape measure when I need it....perfect solution!

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  5. Brilliant! I'll have to remember that.

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  6. Very cool idea!

    I have a friend who puts a safety pin every time she starts knitting. She then ignores it and just knits away. By the end of that session, she's "amazed" at how far she's gone, as measured by how far down the pin is. When it seems endless and boring, it's nice to have actual proof that progress is being made.

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  7. Ahhhhh! I love that idea!!! Thank you so much. I'm going to go put a piece of thread on the husband's sweater!

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  8. I have heard of the tip to leave a long tail when casting on and knot it at the key dimensions. ie: 16in for armhole, 21 inch for neck shaping, etc... But to actually tether the knitting is pure genius!!

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  9. What a great idea!!

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  10. So simple but so practical! No more hunting for the measuring tape. Why is always somewhere else when you need it?

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  11. That is such a good idea! I will definitly have to try this one.

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  12. Thanks for sharing that time-saving idea!

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  13. i hate it when i knit and knit and knit and don't hit the mark
    , then knit like 3 more rows, and find i am an inch PAST it. grrr

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