Record your Project

Remember exactly what you did and how you did it!

When you spend so long working on something special it's worthwhile when you've finished making a quick note of what you did and how you did it.

It can come in really handy in future especially if someone asks you to make one for them. Note any problems, how you resolved them and what you might do differently next time. If the yarn you chose was a mistake, make a note of why you never want to use that yarn again so you don't get caught out! Keeping a journal or spreadsheet is handy.

Take a photo. Label your swatches and samples; keep your drawings and calculations as well so you have a full and useful record. File it all for future reference. Refer back to your records when you're planning your next projects and you may well save time and avoid the pitfalls.

Typically the information worth noting is:

  • Date of Notes
  • Project Description
  • Colour(s)
  • Supplier/ Manufacturer
  • Fibre Content
  • Yarn Type/ wpi (wraps per inch)
  • Quantity/Finished Weight
  • Pattern Source
  • Shape of Body, Neck, Collar, Sleeve
  • Stitch Pattern(s)
  • Knitting Methods
  • Needle Size /Machine Tension
  • Tension sample 10cm square: Stitches X Rows
  • Techniques
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Remarks