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Knitting Websites

lawjinks | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

Hello. My teen daughter has gone nuts for knitting. Do any knitters out there know of any websites where she can find free, simple patterns and ideas? Although I taught her the basics, she’s beyond me now! Thanks!


  1. Jean | | #1

    Oh my! There is so much that it's mind boggling! Go to
    http://www.google.com  and         type in free knitting patterns and you'll find  loads of great sites with free instructions for about anything she would want to make.

    How wonderful to see young  people starting to knit again.
    I'm so sick of seeing sweatshirts everywhere and on everyone!

    1. kai230 | | #2

      Jean, I've been told that the way I attach a crochet thread to another is a knit (or pearl/purl?). Never thought I'd like to learn to knit, but perhaps I'm wrong. Are there beginner links here, or must I google?

      If I could crochet the socks in another thread that made me think of this, I wouldn't need to knit them. I go through socks like crazy.

      1. Jean | | #3

        Kai, here are 2 really good stitch animation sites. Some people are soooo clever!



        1. kai230 | | #4

          Thanks, Jean. I think I'll need hands-on instruction!

  2. carolfresia | | #5

    Try http://www.knitty.com, and http://www.chicknits.com . I recall that these sites had some interesting free patterns. Nice to hear that your daughter is hooked on knitting--it can happen to anyone! Also, take a look at http://www.halcyonyarn.com. Order a catalogue from them if you want inspiration; they have marvelous yarns, as well as a number of pattern books that look really great.

    Check out the Taunton store (click above on books and videos); we've got some wonderful books on knitting and crochet.


    1. rjf | | #6

      As an old(er) and experienced knitter (I think), I can vouce for the knitting books from Taunton.  The ones I got for Christmas last year had lots of really classy designs but even better were the techniques and their explanations.  If I hadn't gotten into weaving, my knitting needles would be worn to a nub. 

      What's also good are the sites Gatherings contributors have mentioned recently in "invisible cast on".  It's  great that so many knitters are willing to share their ideas and I'm assuming they build their own web pages.  Wow!  I tried the toe-up method (no sock yet attached) and it seems to be a good method to avoid lumps and bumps around your big toe. 

      Thanks for the time zone info.  I was just curious.         rjf

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