Why a planner?
There’s something pretty special about putting a pen to paper that makes everything more tangible, which makes us more productive, less stressed, and happier.
Imagine waking up with a smile on your face because you know exactly which tasks you’ll tackle, and how many projects you have in the works. You’ll also know the steps you need to take to finish things in time, and you'll finally have everything in one complete, compact place.
Maybe you’ve struggled with keeping your projects, notes and swatches organized, and you’ve been searching for the perfect planning system to help. The answer is — your new 2020 Knitter’s Planner!
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Customize your planner
You are a beautiful, unique soul, so why not make your planner as unique as you are?
We offer a number of ways you can customize your planner, from the cover design (9 options to choose from!), to the calendar start day, and even how you plan your week.
Choose your start day: Monday or Sunday
One of the best ways to customize your planner is picking the calendar week start day.
We know that this is an important decision for you, and it affects how you plan your week.
*Note: Your monthly and weekly calendars will both start with the same day of the week, Monday or Sunday, depending on which you choose.
Choose a Weekly Calendar design
One of the highlights in the Knitter’s Planner is the option to choose from four different weekly spreads.
This option has vertical columns with hour slots, a daily top 3 priority list, and multiple to-do lists.
This horizontal calendar format doesn't have hour slots, but has more space to write and take notes.
Perfect for those who primarily use the monthly calendar and want to use weekly pages for notes and doodles.
Do you love to bullet journal? This design is for you! It is wide-open to your imagination.
Each spread also includes weekly stitch blocks and alternating tips to help you “move the needle” on your knitting just a little bit more!
The stitch blocks have been created by a group of contributors, and each of them has selected their favorite stitch pattern repeat found from a stitch dictionary or from an online resource, and used it in their own original stitch block pattern.
Other features of the Knitter's Planner
The monthly calendar is simple and uncluttered, allowing you the space you need to plan your life.
The left margin has a space to set your monthly goals, to inspire and remind you about what you’re working toward achieving each month. It could be living a healthier life, it could be to finish the quilt that’s sitting on your shelf. It’s up to you! But research shows that setting realistic goals and writing them down leads to more success, so go for it!
The monthly calendar also helps you stay on top of the most popular knitalongs, festivals and other knitting events, so you never have to wonder what’s happening in the yarn crafting world. You’ve got it all right there, conveniently in your Knitter’s Planner. What could be better, right?
If you thought the weekly stitch block patterns were enough grab your attention, your Knitter’s Planner comes a hand-picked selection of these designer knitting patterns: Hilma Cable Hat by Alison Green from the Berroco Design Team, Retro Mosaic Fingerless Mitts and Neckerchief by Angela Tong, Good Fortune Cowl, by Franoise Danoy and Secret Treasure Shawl by Meghan Jones.
Project planning pages
In the Projects section, you’ll discover a knitter’s toolbox of planning tools, a place to list all the projects you’re making (or plan to make), and pages to organize your ever-growing yarn stash. You will be amazed at how much using the planner to plan your life and knitting can bring a sense of balance and increase your ability to make time for creativity.
There is a whole section of the book dedicated to helping you get and stay organized with your works in progress.
The Project Planner has sections to keep notes about what materials you have for that project, what you need, and the steps you need to take to finish. And the best part? You can even attach your gauge swatches and a picture or sketch of your project at the top!
The Projects At A Glance page allows you to list all of your Works in Progress, so you can see all of your knitting projects in one place, and track your progress, priorities and deadlines.
Also included in this section are needle inventory and yarn stash management pages, so you’ll never have to wonder what happened to that fabulous skein your bought last year at the LYS.
Your Knitter’s Planner also contains a reference section with important quilting measurements and construction techniques for common designs, color theory and more!
- common knitting techniques with step-by-step illustrations
- glossary of knitting abbreviations
- index of the stitch blocks and tips for how to use them
- guide to the yarn weight system
- color theory tips
Photography and inspiration
Throughout your Knitter’s Planner, you’ll find a selection of inspiring quotes to keep you knitting happily along month after month all year long. These meaningful quotes, in beautiful typography, are perfect for pinning up on your craft room wall too!