Show & Tell: Get your stitches started

I pride myself on being a “self-taught” knitter, but what that really means is I learned which of the many readily available knitting resources worked best for me. Here are some of my favorite online knitting teachers:

Beginner basics: Elisa McLaughlin’s in-depth picture tutorial on Craft Snob goes through the very basics of knitting such as picking needles and creating knit or purl stitches. As I’m sure I’ve said several times on this blog, this is the very tutorial I used to learn knitting.

Honing in: When you need to learn a specific technique or just want to double check how to do another, KnittingHelp.com is the place to go. The videos are clear and well-organized, so you can find what you want right away.

Decoding patterns: Staci of Very Pink can teach you how to get through just about any project. Her website offers patterns for purchase, which she then explains in her videos. Of course, you don’t need to buy every single pattern, as the techniques can apply to others of the same type of garment. Check her out for high-quality, easy-to-follow and extremely helpful tutorials.

In-depth learning: Liat Gat of KNIT Freedom wants everybody to be as talented and knowledgeable when it comes to knitting as she is. She shares her impressive know-how, from comparing bind-offs to explaining how to fix common knitting mistakes, in an array of videos that will teach you the ins and outs of knitting.

Share your stories: What online resources do you use to help with your knitting?

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