Tips for Visually Impaired People Who Knit or CrochetBy Brantley, Rhonda; Dialogue: A World of Ideas for Visually Impaired People of All Ages, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, pp. 28-36
Publication Date: May-June 2008
Article offers advice to blind or visually impaired people who knit or crochet on sorting and marking their yarns and tools for easy access. Ziploc bags labeled in large print or Braille are recommended for sorting yarn by color or crochet hooks by size. For sorting and storing knitting needles, paper-towel rolls stapled at one end are suggested. For persons with low vision, light-up needles such as Knit Lite make seeing the yarn easier. A container, such as a plastic ice-cream bucket, with a lid through which a hole is punched is recommended to keep balls of yarn in place. When buying yarn in a store, tearing off a piece of the label, differently shaped for each color, can facilitate the proper labeling of the yarns at home. For those who can access a computer, the Internet is recommended as a good resource for free knit and crochet patterns. A resource list of book titles in Braille format on the subject of knitting, as well as Web sites for free patterns, is appended.
Published by: Blindskills, Inc. (Website:http://www.blindskills.com)