Over the last few years, knitting has become an immensely popular pastime, and there are many websites that cater to all your knitting needs. Whether you are just beginning to learn, or you’re an experienced knitter, here are 10 websites you have to visit.
- Knitter’s Review
If you’ve ever wanted a place that has all the knitting supplies you could need in one place, look no further. Knitter’s Review helps you find any needle, yarn, or pattern on the market and more. It also features guides, books on knitting, and knitting events happening around the world.
Ravelry is where knitters and crocheters can feel at home. While you have to sign up for a free account, you can get so much out of this site. It has patterns galore, such as infinity scarves and hat patterns you'll love. Ravelry updates its designs all the time due to its user-based community.
- Knitting Pattern Central
Patterns are essential to knitting, and Knitting Pattern Central knows it. This site gives you so many patterns that you can spend a lifetime working on projects. The website breaks each design down into simple categories. Once you click your category, it leads you to every pattern it has for each subject. Knitting Pattern Central also has useful tips and tricks for any knitter.
- Lion Brand Yarns
Lion Brand Yarns has some of the best yarns on the market. The beautiful, soft designs make for fabulous projects that will make your knitting friends jealous. Lion Brand Yarns offers a “learning center” where you can find information no matter your skill level. You can learn to knit and crochet or just learn about the terminology and abbreviations for the hobbies. The website also has a pattern directory for hundreds of free projects.
- Grandmother’s Pattern Book
It doesn’t matter if you want to knit clothing or toys, Grandmother’s Pattern Book has hundreds of patterns that will excite you. The website has designs for scarves, hats, socks, and even airplanes, trains, and more. Grandmother's Pattern Book even shows you the different stitches for both knitting and crochet—fancy and classic.
- The Diet Diary
Don’t be fooled by the title. The Diet Diary’s knitting section is excellent for those who are just learning to knit. This site shows you how to estimate yardage for various projects and how to shape tricky designs, such as hats. The Diet Diary also assists you in converting yardage to ounces or rows of stitches, decrease or increase stitches, and space buttonholes.
- Knitting Help
Clearly by the name, you know that Knitting Help is going to be a fantastic resource for anyone. This website offers a glossary for beginners, videos so you can quickly learn stitches, and so much more. There’s even a shop where you can buy some of the most beautiful accessories in all of knitting. Plus, Knitting Help has its own patterns for cardigans, pullovers, vests, baby blankets, hats, scarves, and so much more.
If you ask a knitter what one website she (or he) cannot live without, it’s likely that Knitty will be the reply. Knitty is a blog focused on grassroots knitting that’s been around since 2002. It has free patterns made by users that can't be found anywhere else. Each one is unique and offers a new challenge for any level.
YouTube is essential for people who are just starting to knit. It can be tough learning to knit with just words or pictures, but YouTube has a search function to find real-time, step-by-step instructions for various projects. No matter what you’re trying to create, YouTube has videos to assist you in all your knitting endeavors.
- The Knitting Garden
The Knitting Garden is where you can buy nearly any product related to knitting. Needles, yarn, patterns, magazines, looms, and much more can be purchased at deep discounts. It's regularly updated, so any knitter should bookmark the site and visit on a regular basis. Whether you’re looking for yarn or supplies, the Knitting Garden has it all.