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recommend thses sites!

JanF | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

I’m on a roll!
Just spent ages on the web – should be doing the cleaning really but what the heck – it’ll be there tomorrow!

i’m getting more excited about knitting the more I see!
Apologies if you’ve all been there before me – I’m a slow returner!

Edited 3/19/2007 6:16 am ET by JanF


  1. katina | | #1

    http://www.knittersreview.com is an excellent site. The forums are fascinating; there's a great deal of sharing and problem-solving - just like Gatherings.


    Edited 3/21/2007 4:44 am ET by Katina

  2. RhettaRic | | #2

    Oh, Jan, there's tooooo many sites to recommend! But I did have to mention Knitting Help. That's how I learned to knit 3 or 4 years ago. They have so many free videos. I sat in front of my computer and kept hitting replay till I got it!

    So two that I went to a lot: http://www.knittinghelp.com
    and http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com

    I became obsessed very quickly.

    1. JanF | | #3

      Thank you Rhetta - I haven't been on the site for a while - can't seem to get the time - but your suggestions were timely - I have had a student teacher with me for a few weeks - who spent last lesson of yesterday trying to show 20 15 yr old girls how to cast on and do plain knit
      boy was it a good thing that her university examiner didn't come in to watch her lesson.
      She said afterwards "I didn't realise that it would be so difficult"!!
      I think she learnt the hard way that knowing how to do it - and then trying to teach it in a hours lesson - are not 2 of the same thing at all!
      I can now show her your suggested websites for help!
      Thanks a lot!

      1. RhettaRic | | #4

        You're so right.  I have a couple friends who know how to knit a bit.  I try to show them how I "read" my knitting and don't just blindly follow a pattern.   Well, it wasn't working.  They felt stupid.  I told them it isn't you - it's my teaching.  I may be able to knit, but I can't teach!  I'm working on that!

  3. Elizard | | #5

    I've got a few suggestions for sites:
    http://www.lanagrossa.com/ , click on model of the month, it is possible to download a pdf file.
    And some new knitting forum : http://www.ravelry.com , there is a waiting list for this site, which I am currently on. It takes quite a few days.

    Edited 2/2/2008 4:35 am by Elizard

  4. starzoe | | #6

    If you are looking for free patterns for everything from accessories to baby items and home decorating plus men's and women's items, take a look at http://www.garnstudio.com

    There are hundreds of patterns from DROPS pattern books. The DROPS magazines are very expensive and the patterns are reliable. It will take you a full day to see them all. This is a Norwegian site and you click on the little flags (either US or Britain) for English. There is also a forum, very interesting to follow.

    1. JanF | | #7

      Thank u so much for letting me know about this site - mind u - I looked at the number of pages for ladies stuff - and realised I would have to allocate another time to browse - so many!!
      No reason not to have something to knit - although i'm getting into knitting for felting now!
      Thanks Jan

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