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Free Knitting Articles and Information: Resources, Tutorials, and Advice for All Your Knitting Questions

Updated on October 11, 2017
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An avid knitter for over 10 years, Donna enjoys sharing her free patterns and knitting experience with other fiber fans and yarn lovers.

Free Knitting Articles and Information
Free Knitting Articles and Information | Source

A collection of articles, tutorials, and links to answer some of your most fundamental and difficult knitting questions. A great source of information and links to help with all of your knitting needs! Check back often as new articles and resources are added!

These resources are grouped under the following categories:

  • Knitting Tutorials & Techniques
  • Advice From A Knitter
  • Resources & Information
  • Knitting Books & Reading
  • Craft Projects for Knitters - a list of other projects and crafty gifts for knitters and crocheters

Knitting Tutorials & Techniques

A Simple Guide to Blocking Your Knitting
A Simple Guide to Blocking Your Knitting | Source

A Simple Guide to Blocking Your Knitting: Blocking is one of the fundamentals of finishing your knitting. This article explains the reasons for blocking, describes the tools used in blocking, and includes tutorials for different blocking techniques.

How to Make and Attach Fringe Tassels to Your Knitting
How to Make and Attach Fringe Tassels to Your Knitting | Source

How to Make and Attach Fringe Tassels to Your Finished Knits: Fringe tassels can be a fun finishing touch to a number of knitted goods. These fringe tassels are surprisingly easy to make and take only a few tools. This step-by-step tutorial explains how to make and attach fringe to almost anything - including scarves, sweaters, pillows, purses and more!

You can felt your wool knitting to use in other crafts
You can felt your wool knitting to use in other crafts | Source

How to Felt Your Wool Knitting to Use to Make Other Crafts - Felting is another way to use your knitting to make practical and decorative items for yourself and your home. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to use your home washing machine to turn your knitting into wonderful wool material.

Advice From A Knitter

How to Pick the Right Yarn for Your Knitting Project
How to Pick the Right Yarn for Your Knitting Project | Source

How to Pick the Right Yarn For Your Knitting Project: Here is a simple list of things to consider when choosing the perfect yarn for your next knitting (or crochet) project.

Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti from Interweave Knits, Fall 2011
Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti from Interweave Knits, Fall 2011

How to Pick a Sweater Pattern That's Right For You!: Knitting magazines, books, and websites are filled with lovely and amazing sweater patterns. How can you choose one that's the right style and fit for you? Here's some basic advice for picking a pattern for a sweater or top that you'll love to wear.

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The Best Knitted Items to Make and Sell at a Craft Show - Thinking of selling you knitted goods at a craft show or fair? Here's a list of some of the most popular and best selling items, along with some things to consider when selling your knitting and some sample free knitting patterns!

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Lessons Learned From My First Knitting Project: We all start at the same place when beginning to knit for the first time. Here are some observations and lessons learned from my first knitting project.

Resources & Information

Best Free Websites for Knitters and Crocheters
Best Free Websites for Knitters and Crocheters | Source

The Best Free Websites For Knitters and Crocheters: The internet is full of wonderful information for knitters and crocheters. Here's a list of some of the best free sites that you should know to help and enjoy your knitting pursuits.

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Great Gift Ideas For Knitters and Crocheters: A list of useful and thoughtful gift ideas that any knitter or crocheter will enjoy. Listed by price range, there's bound to be something here for every knitter and crocheter on your shopping list!

How to Start a Knitting or Crochet Group
How to Start a Knitting or Crochet Group | Source

How to Start a Knitting or Crochet Group in Your Local Area: Want to join a knitting or crochet group but can't find one in your city or town? How about starting your own! This article shares easy steps to starting your own knitting, crochet, or needlework group. Topics include how to advertise your group, where to meet, and how to plan for your first meeting.

The Southeaster Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in Asheville, NC.
The Southeaster Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in Asheville, NC. | Source

A Trip to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF): A description of the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF), including vendors, activities, and photos of the livestock display. This three day festival is held every year in late October at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC (just southwest of Asheville).

Knitting Books & Reading

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An Introduction to Knitting-Themed Novels, Known as "Knit Lit": With the popularity of knitting, it should be no surprise that there is also a genre of fiction books that use knitting as a theme or backdrop for the story. Here is a description of the different types of "knit lit" books and some of the most popular authors and titles of this genre.

Other Craft Projects for Knitters and Crocheters

Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments Made with Yarn
Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments Made with Yarn | Source

Sometimes, you just need to take a break from your needlework. Here's a list of some fun and crafty projects that are yarn-inspired and perfect for knitters and crocheters

Easy Christmas Ornaments Made with Yarn
Easy Christmas Ornaments Made with Yarn | Source

Tutorial for Easy Handmade Ornaments Made with Yarn: This tutorial features instructions on making four different yarn-inspired Christmas decorations that are great for using your stash or leftover yarn. The little yarn ball with knitting needles is bound to be a favorite!

Polymer Clay Knit Stitch Box
Polymer Clay Knit Stitch Box | Source

Polymer Clay "Knit Stitch" Notions or Trinket Box - This little box, made from an Altoids tin, is covered with polymer clay knit stitches and perfect for storing stitch markers, tapestry needles or other little things. This clay technique is eye-catching and easy, and can be used to make other items and accessories.

Simple Wire and Bead Shawl Pin Tutorial
Simple Wire and Bead Shawl Pin Tutorial | Source

Simple Wire and Bead Shawl Pin or Clasp - If you knit or crochet shawls, then you probably want or need a shawl pin. As you know, these decorative items keep your shawl or scarf closed and in place as you move around. But have you ever thought of making your own? Here is a tutorial for making a simple shawl pin design that requires only a few basic materials to create this stylish piece of jewelry.

Tutorial for Beaded Shawl Stick or Hair Ornament
Tutorial for Beaded Shawl Stick or Hair Ornament | Source

Beaded Shawl Stick or Hair Ornament - Another type of shawl pin design, this eye-catching ornament uses polymer clay to create the stick, then is topped with a pretty bead and finished with other decorative details. This special item can be worn as a jewelry stick through a knitted garment or as an ornament in your hair. This tutorial includes all the instructions and photos for making this special piece of jewelry.

Tutorial for Polymer Clay Shawl Stick and Pin
Tutorial for Polymer Clay Shawl Stick and Pin | Source

Pretty Polymer Clay Shawl Pin and Stick - Here is another colorful design for a shawl pin or clasp. This pin can either be worn to hold a shawl in place or to decorate a knitted sweater. This is an easy project and requires just a few tools. This tutorial is great for anyone who wants to try working with polymer clay for the first time.

Looking for more knitting information? Visit my free knitting patterns page.

These articles and tutorials are all copyrighted (©) 2015 Donna Herron.

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    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      26 hours ago from USA

      Hi Patricia - So glad you found these resources helpful! The internet is a fountain of information for knitting. Let me know if you need more information.

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      Patricia Scott 

      40 hours ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you for this. I just learned to knit about 18 months ago and my skill is limited. I can make pretty ok washcloths but that is about the extent of my creative genius in this area. Hoping to find out how to increase what I am able to do. Angels are on the way this evening ps

    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      2 years ago from USA

      Definitely, Jill. Although Sally Goldenbaum's Seaside Knitters series takes place on Cape Cod, so these books could also make for great summer beach reading. Thanks again for stopping by!

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      Jill Spencer 

      2 years ago from United States

      The knitting mysteries sound good to me for a cozy read over the winter holidays!

    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      2 years ago from USA

      Hi Jill! Knit Lit books aren't really new, and some are better than others. I particularly like the knit lit mysteries, but I hope you find something in this genre that you enjoy reading. Thanks, as always, for your comments and share! I appreciate it!

    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      2 years ago from USA

      Hi Sheri - Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting! I hope you find some of these articles and links helpful in your new pursuit. Please be sure to check out my list of the best free websites for knitters. There's some great resources there for knitters of all experience levels. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

    • The Dirt Farmer profile image

      Jill Spencer 

      2 years ago from United States

      Knit lit? Who knew! I've got to check some of those out! Thanks for another great hub. Shared & pinned, etc. (:

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      Sheri Dusseault 

      2 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Great article...and just this morning I have decided to learn to knit!

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