Sunday, February 9, 2014

Handy Tip: Keeping Your Place in Charts on Your Computer Screen with an Elastic Headband

I have a magnetic chartkeeper that I purchased which is wonderful for keeping track of where I am when I'm doing complex colorwork or lace knitting.  The problem with this device is that it requires that I print out all of my charts.  What if I want to save paper and work off of a chart while it is on my computer screen?  Well I have a handy tip that can help!

I placed an Elastic Headband around the screen of my Chromebook. I can now move the chart in relation to the headband to keep track of my progress while knitting. After each row, I just move the chart down one row. (Alternatively you could move the headband in relation to the chart, but this is based on personal preference.)  This solution is simple, easy and saves paper!  I hope you find it as helpful as I did.

The displayed chart is part of the LAB Baby Christmas Stocking.  Learn how to make your own knitting charts in Excel to create your own charts on a computer.