So I’ve been steadily collecting links for interesting knitting-related items over the past several months but hadn’t had a chance to post them until now. It’s a fairly long list, but definitely a fun one – enjoy!
- Whether you’re looking for needles, yarn, books or more – KnitPicks.com is a great resource to check out.
- Looking for a local knitting store (LYS) in your area? Check out Knitmap!
- If you need somewhere to store all of your needles and other knitting essentials, check out this roll-up tote.
- For high-quality wooden knitting needles (and more), check out DyakCraft – I’ve heard people raving about them, and the colors are gorgeous.
- Wanting to learn how to knit the Brioche stitch? Check out this post from KnittingDaily, or there’s a whole site dedicated just to the Brioche Stitch too.
- Here’s a helpful video that I used when learning how to knit with Magic Loop!
- I haven’t tried knitting with more than one color at once yet (but want to learn sometime) – this video shows how to carry along two colors at the same time with both hands!
- Do you knit English (throwing) or Continental (picking) style? Do you know? This page links to a couple of videos that demonstrate the Continental method.
- Going paperless yet? Here are some tips from Knit Purl Gurl on adapting your knitting to tech devices.
- I haven’t tried this yet – but can’t wait to. It’s the Russian Join technique for joining a new length of yarn to a project! Here’s another description as well.
- And if you’re changing yarn in the middle of a project, try the Back Join technique, described here at TECHknitting for working in the tails as you go.
- Do you like to crochet in the round? Check out the Magic Ring technique for a circle that closes up every time!
- If you’re looking for free patterns, a great place to start is Knitting Pattern Central – they have links to thousands of patterns, all free! And here’s another resource for free patterns too – DROPS Design from Garnstudio.
- Looking for an alternative to traditional gift wrapping? Check out these cute knitted gift bags from Caron International! There’s a link to crocheted versions too.
- I’m always watching for fun new hat patterns to try for my girls – I like this one: Swirl Hat Knitting Pattern
- This was one of the options that I was looking at for fingerless gloves – from Subway Knitter.
- So I know we’re way past the holidays now, but it’s never to early to start on projects for Christmas 2011, right? I love this crocheted Amigurum-tree pattern from Caron International.
- Here’s the pattern for the crocheted flowers that I made for my daughters’ hats.
- Valentine’s Day is over, but it’s never to late to give someone one of these cute crocheted hearts!
- VeryPink.com is a great site that offers tutorials, patterns and more – and they have some very helpful videos on YouTube as well. Their sock-making series really helped me learn how to knit socks!
- Speaking of socks, I haven’t tried this – but I’ve heard several people raving about Silver’s Sock Class. They have online tutorials and free patterns for making socks in any of several methods.
- Once you take all of the time to knit awesome socks, don’t forget to learn how to darn them as well since they tend to wear out when worn a lot!
- Wanting to learn how to knit but don’t know where to start? Check out this free Learn to Knit video e-book over at KNITFreedom! Or you can also try one of these Knit Outta the Box kits too.
- It’s a little late for this year now, but if you’re in or near Michigan, check out Knit Michigan – it’s an organization dedicated to supporting cancer patients and their families by knitting chemo caps, lap blankets and more. They hold an annual gathering that offers classes and more, as a fund raiser to help support their mission.