"Signing" your work

Do you autograph or sign a finished project? If so, how? I’m pretty new to knitting, so details would be appreciated. :slight_smile:


Depending on what it is, I will sometimes add a card with the piece. But I’ve never actually “signed” a piece in any way. Except for the part where a strand or two of my hair always ends up knitted in.

hehe, yes there’s already some of my hair and my cat’s fur knitted in here and there :slight_smile:

You can get personalized labels which you can sew onto whatever you make. I think that you can get them through craft stores, although I’m not sure exactly where.


Thanks for the suggestions, just wondering if anyone else has any other thoughts…

well one way that I’ve “signed” my work before is to put my initials in the work in seed stitch.

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and I think I’m going to either topstitch something or knit something into the inside edge… :thinking:

I’ve also seen instructions for binary knitting, if you want to use a combination of knits and purls (or two colors) to knit a coded signed message into your work.

:noway: Wow, my head hurts now. :teehee:

I agree that it looks like it could take some brain power. This pagegives the actual step by step instructions. It seems like a lot of steps, but I think once you figure out what to do for the first letter of the message, then it’s not so bad for the remaining letters. Of course using the combinations of knits and purls for the message disrupts the flow of the pattern, so that’s a consideration as well.

I handstitch my personalized labels onto the ‘gifted’ work.

Where do you get them?

I usually make a card with care instructions to go with the gift.

I have been “signing” gift hats with the receiver’s initials (instead of mine). I cut them out of fleece and sew them into the inside back of the hat.


I got mine custom made through Herrschners and I linked you to the direct page. They still offer custom work for the same price!

This might be helpful