Keep tabs on your UFOs, organize your yarn stash, and stay on track with your knitting projects with this free printable knitting planner. The planner features knitting needle and yarn inventory pages, project planner pages, knitting graph paper, and more.
This planner can save you time in so many ways. Using it can reduce the amount of time you spend hunting for patterns and help avoid making the same mistakes the next time you knit something because you forgot to make a note about an errata. It will even keep your crafting space more organized because you can keep your yarns and dye lots catalogued without messy bags of tags. I hope you enjoy!
You might not expect it, but my husband is an amazing knitter. I knit a little and fairly slowly. I designed a very popular homemade knitting row counter a few years ago so I can keep track of where I am in the pattern. Somehow I kept losing my place while making one of the world’s easiest baby blankets.
My husband, who started knitting the month our daughter was born, is confusingly great at knitting. He says the key is that he uses the so-called Portuguese style, where he uses his thumbs to hook the yarn around the needle. It is fast…if you can figure out how to do it correctly. I’m just not that coordinated and am resigned to knitting English.
If you’re anything like my husband (and most other knitters I know), you probably have a backlog of projects you’d like to start, a couple unfinished objects, and some yarns that you really like but you just can’t remember exactly what they are or where you got them.
This printable knitting planner is here to help!
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How to print and use your knitting journal
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your printable knitting binder:
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Although I generally don’t print entire planners on cardstock because images aren’t as bright and the planner gets bulky in a hurry, you might want to print the yarn inventory page on cardstock. This page has holes to punch out so you can attach a yarn sample. I personally use the Neenah 90 lb cardstock or the Neenah 110 lb cardstock whenever I need cardstock. You can see both demonstrated in the post on planner paper.
This planner is designed for US letter size, which means it fits perfectly in a regular 3 ring binder. I’ve even carefully designed the page margins so they’re safe for hole punching:
I know some people like to keep a different size of binder for their knitting projects. Some prefer the portability of a half letter sized binder, for example. If you want to print your planner out for use in a smaller binder or planner system, simply print at scale and use a paper trimmer to cut away the extra. You don’t even have to do the math because I did it for you in this handy chart:
Free printable knitting binder
Now that you know how to print your pages so they look their best, let’s take a look at what’s inside the planner!
The planner has 16 pages:
- Cover page (slip this one in the front of your binder to make it easy to identify!)
- Knitting needle inventory (no more buying needles you didn’t realize you already owned)
- Yarn stash tracker (record the dye lot, number of skeins, and more)
- Handmade gift tracker (includes a spot to note known pattern errata)
- Grid paper
- Project planner
- Project notes (write down any tricky bits or new abbreviations so you can remember them next time)
- Yarn wishlist (no more wondering where you saw that dreamy yarn you really wanted to buy later)
- Knitting journal (8 pages with cute yarn and cats clipart. Use these for more project notes, making pattern alterations, or “normal” journaling pages.)
Because flip-throughs are more fun than static images, I made a preview video so you can see every page that’s inside your knitting binder printable:
Like all free planner and journal printables on The Artisan Life, this knitting planner is available for personal and single classroom use. This means you may print and give the pages to your own knitting class students, members of your Scouts troop, etc. as long as you are personally organizing the activity and not charging specifically for the planner.
You are not licensed to redistribute the files or printouts to others for their personal use or with classes they are leading. Instead, please refer your friends to this page so they can download their own copies.
I hope you enjoy using this knitting planner and use it to finally keep track of your knitting projects!
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