Sometimes it’s the little things that save your sanity in knitting.
The humble hang tag has come to my rescue many times.
I’m a process knitter. Which is a nice way of saying I love to knit but it take me a while to finish projects. I might have a dozen or so projects and swatches for future projects going at once.
I’ve tried keeping track of it all with sticky notes, with notebooks, with computer programs, for me, none of that works because they are all separate from the knitted piece.
When I start a project or swatch I attach a hang tag after a few rows of knitting. I note the pattern name, yarn, needle size, etc on one side for a project that’s pattern based. I note the stitch pattern, book name and page number and needle sizes for a swatch project.
On the reverse of the tag for either type of project I keep track of the row I’ve just finished when I stop knitting.Â I add additional tags as I need them.
When I go back to a project after a month (or more) all of my information is there waiting for me.