It occurred to me that we could have a terrific thread where we can post knitting tips all in one place, either things we’ve figured out or been taught over the years.
We can all always learn new things, and newer knitters won’t have to learn [I]everything[/I] the hard way.
Here are some of my favorites:
[B]Photocopy[/B] your pattern and leave your original in a safe place, particularly if you KIP.
[B]Highlight[/B] the portions of the pattern that are relevant to your chosen size (on your photocopy, of course).
Photocopy and [B]magnify[/B] small charts to make them much easier to read.
Use an [B]extra needle[/B] (about half the size of whatever your pattern calls for) in addition to your regular needle, for long tail cast-on, casting-on over both. This will keep your cast-on edge from getting to tight but allow you maintain a nice even edge.
That’s all I can think of right now. I hope this isn’t repetitive from another thread, but I haven’t found any like this.
Any other great tips, KHers?