Thank you for your interesting question; knitting is one of my
hobbies, so I especially enjoyed going through my favorite links for
you, as well as searching out new, different links to recommend.
Once again, I have to recommend About.com as the very best overall
site for knitting ( http://www.knitting.about.com/ ) The left hand
side menu will take you to a terrific forum for meeting other, helpful
knitters, a wide variety of free patterns, how tos and tutorials, a
stitch library, suppliers, and much more.
TUTORIALS & TIPS
Knitting has become so popular, there are a wide variety of sites on
the Internet that offer basic knitting how tos. One of the best can be
found at Vogue ( http://www.vogueknitting.com/tech/knit/knit.html )
Learn to Knit and Crochet also offers basic instructions (
http://www.learntoknit.com/home.html ), as well as beginner patterns.
The Yarn Co ( http://www.theyarnco.com/instruction.php ) also offers
For instructions on knitting with circular needles, be sure to see AZ
( http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/circular.html )
Knitting Help ( http://www.knittinghelp.com/ ) offers not only
beginning how tos, but also advanced tutorials. You?ll also discover
free patterns and a forum to meet other knitters at this site.
Other good places for free knitting patterns include Knit Net (
http://www.knitnet.com/ ) an online knitting magazine.
Free Easy Knitting Patterns (
offers super-easy patterns.
Lion Brand Yarn ( http://www.lionbrand.com/ ) offers some great free
patterns, too, as well as terrific yarn and general knitting supplies.
Knit And ( http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/allpatterns.htm ) also
has a nice selection of patterns, free for the taking.
Also check out Wool Works ( http://www.woolworks.org/patterns.html )
Actually, while you?re at it, see the Free Knitting Patterns Webring (
http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=knitring;action=index ) which has
links to many sites that offer free knitting patterns.
In addition to the forums already mentioned, do take a peek at The
Knitter?s Review forum (
The Knitter?s Guild of America also has a very good forum (
http://www.tkga.com/messageboard.html ), and the rest of their website
is useful, too.
There are a number of sites offering histories of knitting, also. I
would start with Alita Designs (
http://www.alitadesigns.com/knitting.php ) and Answers.com (
Also look at Knit Knitting (
http://knitknitting.com/knitknitting/knittinghistory.htm ) and
Swaledale ( http://knitknitting.com/knitknitting/knittinghistory.htm )
Knit Picks ( http://www.knitpicks.com/ ) is a good place to start
looking for knitting supplies.
I also recommend Knit Wits ( http://www.knitwitts.com/ ) and
Patternworks ( http://www.patternworks.com/ )
Again, I don?t believe there is an affiliate program specifically for
knitting related items. But again, Amazon.com?s affiliate program
might be a good choice
) as Amazon carries knitting books, magazines, and supplies.
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