“I do love
knitting patterns.”

Further Reading and Resources

There's only so much this class can cover without becoming overwhelming (and passing beyond what I can confidently teach). Luckily, the internet is full of wonderful knitters who love to share their knowledge with us to help us all out of this predicament.

Here are a few of my favorite places for instruction and knitting enlightenment.


I know they're mentioned on the class information page, but Knitty is more than just awesome and free patterns. When you visit their archive page, besides finding different categories of patterns, you can also find different categories of articles. My favorites are Techniques with Theresa and Stitches in Time. Techniques with Theresa is a fantastic collection of wonderful lessons on all sorts of knitting techniques. I find her explanations really helpful, and she explains things with more clarity than I can. Stitches in Time is a different sort of feature altogether. Also listed as patterns, this is where Franklin Habit takes old knitting patterns (often from the 1800s) and translates them into something a modern knitter can easily deal with. There's often an introduction about the piece, which I find really fun and interesting. Then again, one of the reasons I ever thought about knitting was because of books set in the 1800s, so maybe I'm predisposed to be fascinated by them. Even so, I think seeing how knitting has both evolved and remained much the same is incredible.


If you're looking for tutorials featuring clear (and beautiful) illustrations, you can't go wrong with TECHknitting. Even though it's not updated frequently, there's enough there to keep you busy and learning new things about knitting for months. TK's illustrations are so instructive, and her writing is clear and even touching. Basically, a fabulous place to go for thorough, well-thought-out instruction.


Yes, this was mentioned before, but it's too good not to mention again. When I first started knitting, I had someone who could show me how to knit and purl, but when I wanted to try other things, I had to turn to the internet. That's when I found KnittingHelp. This was before the days of YouTube (yes, I'm internet-ancient; what of it?), so to find a site that had videos of someone knitting — and good videos at that — was amazing. Once you have knitting and purling down, most knitting is pretty easy to do, even if it doesn't sound that way on the page or when merely explained; KnittingHelp's free video library is a treasure trove of demonstrations that will leave you saying, "Oh, hey, I can totally do that."

Dummies.com section on knitting

The Thing for Dummies books are very popular, and their website is full of useful information. Their knitting section has come up often in my searches, and it's no surprise. Their Fixing Mistakes page is a particularly handy reference.

Knitting Terms

Check here for explanations of basic knitting terms that appear in the lessons.


Further reading

Click here for recommendations of other knitting resources.



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