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[edit] Reasons for this wiki

After trying all kinds of things to create a knitting web page, this method appealed to me for several reasons.

  1. I like using Wikipedia.
  2. I want to learn how to use Wikipedia better.
  3. I want to make a knitting manual of sorts, and Wikipedia does not like being a knitting manual. Wikipedia doesn't like original work.
  4. I want a place to put ideas about knitting.
  5. I want a place for other people to put their ideas about knitting.
  6. I want people to be able to criticize and improve my ideas.
  7. I want to help create the kind of knitting reference I would like to see.
  8. I'm a better editor than writer.
  9. I like that it's free.

[edit] Purpose of this wiki

Of course, my idea of this wiki may not be your idea. However, I'd like this wiki to be:

  1. A focus on knitting technique.
  2. An exploration of the knitted fabric.
  3. A place to boldly go where no knitter has gone before.

[edit] Some topics to start with

  1. Knitting nomenclature
  2. Charting techniques
  3. Lace knitting
    1. Lace meshes
    2. Shaping the lace fabric
    3. Reversible lace knitting
    4. Lace knitting combined with other techniques
  4. Cable knitting
    1. Closed-ring designs in cable knitting
    2. Reversible cable knitting
  5. Color-pattern knitting
    1. Mosaic-stitch patterns
  6. Entrelac knitting
    1. Color in entrelac
    2. Three-dimensional entrelac
    3. Object Role Modeling and knitting

[edit] External links for Wiki-editing help

For more help, check out these Wikipedia links:

Also see:

  • Editing Help, another independent wiki's editing help page (more detail).

[edit] Other optional things to do

  • Control the rights of anonymous and logged in users through the Control Panel (which can be found in the toolbox on the left side of this page).
  • Add the url for your wiki to the Categorized wiki list. Simply edit that page and put your wiki under the appropriate category.
  • To increase the amount of space you have for uploads, add links to from external sites, and go to the Link Quota Page to increase your uploads quota.
  • Edit MediaWiki:Sidebar to change the navigation menu
  • Add this wiki to some external wiki indexes:
  1. Wikipedia list of wikis
  2. WikiIndex
  • If you are feeling adventurous and know a little about web design you can edit the javascript and css to the Header to change the look of your wiki.
    • You must log as admin to do this
    • Whatever you enter in this page will be added to the html in the header after the standard style sheet, so you can override styles.
  • Read the User's Guide for other usage and configuration help.
  • Add your wiki to the map of wikis
  • Add a message to the Feedback Page if you see anything that could be improved.
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