The idea of a lifeline in knitting has probably been around as long as knitting itself has been. Although I have to wonder if those cultures wherein knitting is still a way of life have any need for them. I’ve seen some lifelong knitters working and I suspect they haven’t needed one for a long time. I, on the other hand am not one of those knitters and find that as I age my memory and ability to pay attention are waning. I also work on more complicate pieces these days and find having a lifeline more pertinent. At any rate, I wanted to share with you a video I’ve posted about the ways I’ve learned to insert lifelines into my work. I’ve also designed another method of inserting a lifeline that I will share in another video, and I’ve called it the SimpliDieux Method (pronounced “simply-doo”). Hope you enjoy this video and as always I’m available for feedback or questions, just leave a comment!
Proprietor of MarkiDieux, stay-at-home wife and mother of one teenager & three cats, I have worn many hats over time from programmer analyst to goat farmer to knitting & crochet teacher. I'm a self-taught and avid knitter & crocheter, and my passion for the crafts has spilled out into making beautifully useful tools for myself and my fellow fiber enthusiasts.