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!
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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.
Of course Lion Brand also has a collection of how-to videos, an abbreviations glossary, stitch finder, and a full YouTube channel of fun & informative videos!
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Daisy Dianne Bromlow
Thanks for the information ! I’m 64 and disabled so picture me learning to knit. It took me over 30 years to learn to crochet – it was an on off frustrating affair but I learned . I see so many beautiful knitted things – some are just ABSOLUTELY STUNNING so I’m again determined ! Have a Blessed week ! Be happy happy happy !
Great resources! Thanks for putting together!
DAISY DIANNE BROMLOW, I am 51 now. It’s been years since I unsuccessfully tried to learn to know. My aunt tried her best, bless her heart, before she went to hospice care. She knitted for over 60 years and taught many how to knit. After months of trying to teach me, she patted my knee and said ” Stick to crochet dear.” Lol I may give it the “old college try” to learn again, in tribute to my aunt, who has long since passed away. Plus, it seems I always seem to like the photos of projects that are knitted and wish, for the millionth time, that I knew how to knit. Who knows, maybe one of these sites can do what my sweet, loving aunt couldn’t. This one’s for you Aunt Alice.