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Most of you probably do the same thing as I do when it comes to knitting from a knitting book, but just incase.

I photo copy the pattern, sometimes even enlarge it. I can then highlight the size I'm knitting and also make any comments on it without ruining my actual book.

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Barbara12 said:
Most of you probably do the same thing as I do when it comes to knitting from a knitting book, but just incase.

I photo copy the pattern, sometimes even enlarge it. I can then highlight the size I'm knitting and also make any comments on it without ruining my actual book.

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I do that too.
 

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Usually do that with complicated patterns that I might want to mark up. Otherwise, I work off the computer or the book. Am following a complicated stitch design pattern now directely from a book.

Since I usually make up my own patterns, it is only the stitch patterns that might need a visual direction. I try to learn the pattern as quickly as I can so I dont need the written form.
 

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I do that too ... and especially with charts because I highlight each row as I do it.

I have also started scanning in my written patterns to store on my computer (especially after one member had a problem with a Mary Maxim pattern getting ruined and they wanted to charge her for another one)
 

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I use sticky notes to mark rows completed or pattern repeats if they are a bit complicated. I will also mark on a sticky if I've had to change yarn or needles or both. That becomes a permanent addition to the pattern. The pattern sheet is still clean and I can use another sticky for future changes.
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Barbara12-It's ok, girls. It's something most of us do to save our precious books. And for anyone concerned, most books/patterns will give permission from the publisher/designer for the purchaser to make a copy as a working copy to be used by the purchaser only. That covers the copyright issue (PLEASE, that statement is not meant to start another crazy, mean spirited, ugly comments list of posts about copyright. We've already been down that road way to many times!!!). Denise
 

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Barbara12 said:
Most of you probably do the same thing as I do when it comes to knitting from a knitting book, but just incase.

I photo copy the pattern, sometimes even enlarge it. I can then highlight the size I'm knitting and also make any comments on it without ruining my actual book.

Barbara12
I do that too with most patterns, then if I am knitting 'out and about' doesnt matter if they get messed up or lost, and if at home I do it just in case tweeking mode kicks in. :thumbup:
 
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