LINKS

Beading Links

  • Peyote Starter Strip
    After you have created this, you will never have a problem with beginning a flat peyote project.

Crochet Links

  • Donna's Crochet Shoppe: A great place to have a chart custom-made at a nominal cost. I have not used her knitting charts so do not know if the stitches are depicted as square or rectangular. I can attest to her excellent crochet graphs and timely completion.

Knitting Links

  • Berroco: Sign up for the e-publication KnitBits and browse the site for free patterns.
  • Crystal Palace Yarns: I am sure their yarns are very nice but I visit for all of the free patterns.
  • Hand Exercises for Knitters: The title explains this site.
  • Housewives Hobbies:Though I am not crazy about the name (more than just wives have hobbies), there are some very good links to free tutorials and patterns.
  • KnitPicks: One of myy favorite online shopping for knitting supplies and yarn.

  • Knitting 101: A Beginner's Resource Guide. This link was suggested by a visitor to this page. It has a lot of other links to good, solid information for beginners and all in an easy-to-print format. Thanks to Michelle for passing this along.
  • The Knitting Guild Association: Join TKGA and get its excellent journal, Cast On. More important than the patterns are the indepth instructions that go with them and the articles on knitting techniques. This is the home of the Master Knitter's program, a three-level course of study. Not for the faint of heart but any knitter, even the most experience, can learn from taking even the first level.
  • Lion Brand: Home of hundreds of free patterns.
  • NOPL Knitters: a group of local knitters who gather once a week to knit.
  • Standards and Guidelines: This site includes information on needle and hook sizes, as well as yarns.
  • Yarn Substitution: Looking for a aubstitute for that yarn that has been discontinued or that you cannot find locally. Check this site out!
  • Yellow Dog Knitting: I’m adding this one because it is only one of two US dealers of Garn Studio DROPS and also because it is one of the few online shops that has reasonable shipping and handling charges!

Videos

  • Central Double Increase will show you this increase, often used in lace knitting.
  • Tubular Cast-on from Knitting Daily TV
    If you want an even number of stitches, knit the last purl bump and the last stitch together.
  • Italian Tubular Cast-on Part 1 and Part 2: You might want to consider this method when you need an even number of stitches. Also, this not does require waste yarn.
  • Pardon Me (I Didn't Knit That for You): A funny parody on all of those country western “cheating” songs.
  • Personal Footprint: Cat Bordhi demonstrates Judy Becker’s new method of creating a rounded toe when knitting toe-up socks.
  • Two Color Alternating Invisible Cast-On: Suzanne Bryan demonstrates casting on for double knitting.
    —added June 18, 2012
  • Wrapping and Turning by Cat Bordhi: This will give the viewer a much better understanding of “wrap & turn” and shows how to make those wraps virtually invisible.

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