Knitting Basics 

This is the place to start for knitting beginners. The basic knitting information - casting on, yarn gauge.


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Art of Knitting

The definitive DVD on knitting---stitches, color and fashion. - CD-ROM - Published 2004 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Knitting Tips & Tricks

Shortcuts and Techniques Every Knitter Should Know by Lily Chin - Hardcover - Published 2009


Take Along Knitting - Easy Portable Knit Project

Over 20 fabulous patterns—from luscious scarves to cozy mittens to stylish earrings. by Editors of North Light Books - Paperback - Published 2009 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Teach Yourself Visually Knitting (Teach Yourself Visually)

This book instructs you photo by photo and stitch by stich. by Sharon Turner - Paperback - Published 2005 Affiliate Link to Amazon


The Complete Beginner's Guide to Knitting

his step-by-step, hand-holding guide to knitting is EASY to watch and makes learning fast and simple. by Nici McNally Knitting DVDs - DVD - Published 2005 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Basic Knit Instructions

General instructions on how to knit. Brown Sheep

Basic Knitting Instruction

Learn how to bind off, change yarn colors,casting on, blocking, joining seams, curling and lots more. Knitt 911

Basic Knitting Instructions

These instructions show you how to cast on and to make a knit stitch, also known as garter stitch. Ben Franklin Crafts


How to achieve guage. Creative Partners LLC

Gauge - Measuring Gauge (Video)

This video explains how to measure your gauge. You Tube

Gauge Swatch Tutorial

Measuring a gauge swatch is really no big deal, and it can yield essential information for your knitting designs. Learn more about knit swatches. Wikihown

General Knitting Instructions

General knitting instructions such as gauge, markers, abbreviations and more can be found here. Brown Sheep


Knit Stitch (Video)

Learn how to do the knit stitch with this tutorial.

Knitting Graph Paper

If you plan on creating your own charts, you need knitter's graph paper. Print your own! Sweaterscapes

Knitting Style - Continental Style

How to knit continental style. The Knitting Site


Purl Stitch (Video Tutorial)

How to knit the purl stitch.

Reading a Knit Pattern

This articles explains how to read a knit pattern. Craft Yarn Council

Reading A Knitting Pattern

Basic tips on how to work from a knitting pattern. eHow


Slip Knot - How to make a slip knot - 3 methods (Video)

A video on how to make a slip knot for crochet or knitting. Instruction tutorial for making slip knots. This tutorial shows three different ways to make slip knots.

Weaving Ends

What do you do with those yarn ends? Weave the ends into the wrong side of the knitted project. Learn how. Modeknit

Yarn - Joining new yarn and working with colors

Learn how. Learn 2 Knit

Yarn Tension/Gauge

Determine the gauge or tension of the yarn by knitting a swatch or using the Wrap Method. Yarn Forward

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