There’s an abundance of information out there on the Internet and that includes plenty of references for knitting as well. However, that doesn’t always mean that finding what you’re looking for is easy, so we’ve done a little detective work for you. Below is a list of sources for tutorials and videos that will get you started knitting.
If you receive Lion Brand’s Weekly Stitch or New Patterns Alert than you’ve definitely seen Sewrella’s kits make an appearance. Recently she published a learn to knit kit using Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy® yarn. You’ll learn the basics (cast on, bind off, & garter stitch) and end up with a scarf at the end!
Knitting Help has a wealth of information gathered under one website. Newbies and advanced knitters alike can find reference videos here for stitches and techniques. They also have an abbreviations glossary than comes in handy for a quick reference. You might want to bookmark this page!
The Craft Yarn Council has a well-organized section of both knit and crochet basics. The written tutorials are straightforward. Although the getting started information here might seem limited, you will want to bookmark this site. It’s a great reference for yarn standards like body measurements and yarn weights.
VeryPink.com has a knitting video library that consists of basic stitches (slowed down!), techniques, and pattern tutorials. This will help you get started and then offer some next step patterns to try out.