I’m currently using a pad of Doane Paper, and I think I’ve found a favorite. I whip through notebooks like crazy, and I can often be found carrying both a lined notebook and a grid notebook around the house. Doane Paper combines a grid and lines and is fantastic for notes of all kinds. I tend to plan out sewing and knitting by drawing pictures and charts, and Doane Paper’s grid is small enough to sketch out in an inch-to-square or stitch-to-square ratio. It would have been perfect to have back in the days when I would sketch out website layouts on a regular basis.
The paper is a nice thickness and takes the ink from my favorite pen (Uni-Ball Vision Exact, for those who are curious) smoothly. The pad has a perforated top that allows you to pull out a page cleanly. The only thing that could make the pad better would be a spiral bound top, though I expect that would make it more difficult to have manufactured. As it is I know I’ll be ordering more once I’ve (sadly) reached the last page.
knitting – trying to understand the neck hole shaping
Doane Paper is $8.95 for a 3-pack, and shipping is free if you order three packs or more. For a paper snob like me it’s a decent price and having a stack of clean, new notebooks around is something I find myself feeling romantic about. They take Paypal, it couldn’t be easier.
The Doane Paper grid is also available as a free download to print out on 8.25″ x 11″ or A4 paper. How nice is is that?
Moving the ribby cardi neck hole shaping down a bit
adjusting the fronts of the Central Park Hoodie to make one a little differently