Make a copy of your instructions onto cardstock. Or you can glue your copy onto cardstock. Cut it just outside the edges of the printing. I like to use my paper-cutter, but scissors will also work.
Measure how tall just one line of print is. Mine was 1/4″ tall. Measure how wide your paper is. Mine was 3″ wide.
Now you are going to make a moveable sleeve to fit over your directions. You can make these in any size or shape for different sized pattern directions.
Then using a box cutter knife or exacto blade with a straight edge, cut on both the lines, going just beyond the marks you made. Make sure to protect your table with some cardboard underneath first. You don’t want the sleeve to fit to tightly that it won’t slide, or too sloppy and big so that the sleeve doesn’t stay in place, so cut slowly to your measurements.
Now insert your directions in the slots as shown. Move your window opening up or down to the line you are working on.
When I finish knitting for the day I hold my place with a paper clip so that it won’t get moved accidentally.
This little home-made tool is helpful in conjunction with a row counter, as sometimes the directions send you back to repeat the stitches on a former row.
Happy knitting ~ Karen