Knitting Department

Knitting Department Logo Knitting isn’t just for your grandmother any more! Our Knitting department offers you stitches, patterns, techniques and free projects for apparel to home decorating. We’ll give you information about knitting basics, as well as video and written tutorials and lessons to help you learn this lovely craft or enhance your skills if you’re not a beginner.

To help, we’ve provided some handy guides and charts for conversion, yardage estimates, knitting terms and abbreviations. You also can find information about spool knitting, a unique form of this handicraft.

Visit our online shopping store to load up on yarn, spools, needles and other knitting supplies.

Looking for Crochet? Check out our Crochet Department.


Recent Videos and Tutorials

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    EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

    How to make a loop yarn pillow. This EZ Garter Ridge Pillow is a free pattern from Yarnspirations. Watch our video to learn how to make the pillow.
    Get the free pattern here.

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    Laddering - How to Prevent Laddering with Knitting with DPNs

    Laddering is stretched stitches that happens between double pointed needles. It is when you see the horizonal bars. There are a few techniques that can be used to prevent this from happening.
    Learn one way to prevent it by watching our video and reading our written photo tutorial.

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    Loop Yarn - Attaching New Skein

    Learn how to attach a new skein of yarn when knitting with loop yarn. It is super easy to do!

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    Loop Yarn - Criss Cross Stitch Tutorial

    Learn how to knit the criss cross stitch with loop yarn. Watch our video tutorial and also read our step-by-step instructions.

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    Loop Yarn - Garter Stitch Tutorial

    Learn how to knit the garter stitch with loop yarn.

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    Loop Yarn - How to Bind Off

    Learn how to bind off (cast off) when knitting with loopy yarn.

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    Loop Yarn - Stocking Stitch Tutorial (Stockinette Stitch Tutorial)

    Learn how to knit the stocking stitch with loop yarn.
    Loop yarn features unique preformed loops which means when working with this yarn no knitting needles are required. All you need are your hands.
    This loopy, puffy yarn makes it extremely fun, quick and easy to knit blankets, scarfs, pillows, cowls and more. It makes knitting easy and fun for children, pre-teens, teenagers and even adults.

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    Socks - Basic Knit Socks

    A free pattern for basic knit socks by Yarnspirations. The sock features a reinforces heel and ribbed top.

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Book and Magazine Recommendations

  • Knitting 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar

    Knitting 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar

    Susan Ripley Fun New Knitting Designs!
    Create beautiful hand knits for friends and family: hats, mittens, wraps, blankets, socks, cowls, toys, baby garb, and more.

  • Creative Knitting

    Creative Knitting

    1 Year, 4 issues - Creative Knitting Magazine is your knitting dream come true, with patterns for all skill levels.

Free Items of the Week

New Stuff

  • 60 Quick Knits for Beginners

    60 Quick Knits for Beginners

    Easy Projects for New Knitters!
    60 Quick Knits for Beginners is an essential volume for every novice knitter and anyone picking up needles for the first time!
    Step-by-step instructions for knitting scarves, cowls, and mittens to shawls, socks, baby clothes and more.  From  Affiliate Link at Amazon

  • Dropped Stitches

    How to pick up dropped stitches from several rows below.  From

  • Fringe - Twisted Fringe

    A twisted fringe makes a nice finished edge for handwoven blankets or scarves.  From  All Fiber Arts

  • Garter Stitched Baskets Knit Pattern

    Garter Stitched Baskets Knit Pattern

    Organize your household with this cute and functional basket pattern!
    Pattern provides instructions for three different sizes.
    Make for yourself or as a gift.

  • Kitchener Stitch a.k.a. grafting

    The kitchener stitch is used to graft together stitches to make a invisible seam.  From  Spelling Tuesday

  • Knitcrate


    KnitCrate delivers a surprise package to your doorstep with a fun knitting project. Our subscribers receive a package of premium yarn, a pattern for a project to complete, a sweet or soothing extra, and a fun extra – these are not just samples. Learn more by clicking the link. Use our coupon code "Needle20" to get 20% off your first monthly crate subscription or other purchases in their store.

  • Pendleton Circular Knitting Needle Case

    Pendleton Circular Knitting Needle Case

    Need a way to store circular knitting needles? This timeless, beautiful circular knitting needle case is based on fisherman's bait bags which knitting have used for years.
    Buy one for yourself or give as a gift.  From  Affiliate Line to Interweave

  • Plum Dandi Knits

    Plum Dandi Knits

    Create simple and luxurious knits with 23 new projects!
    Be inspired by nature’s most beautiful details with sumptuous twist of plush fibers, feminine accents and stylish comfort.  From  Affiliate Line to Amazon

  • Reading A Knitting Pattern

    Learn how to read and understand a knitting pattern.  From  The Spruce Crafts

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

    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.  From

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