#twitknit technical help...

September 17, 2012

 Sourced by our Twitterers! 

A quick run down of our favourite technical help sites and links, as mentioned during #twitknit on Monday.

Technical Knitting - a seriously good site with clear written and visual instructions, neat wee tricks and sidesteps when you make mistakes.

Techniques With Theresa on knitty.com - I particularly love the tutorial on kitchener stitch, increases and decreases and fixing mistakes. Actually, ALL Theresa's tutorials are excellent.

There's also a bunch more instructional posts on knitty.com that are well worth a look through.

For those who love to learn from videos, pop on over to knittinghelp.com or tried and trusted Youtube.

My absolute favourite Magic Loop tutorial can be found over here on knittingdaily.com - in case you fancy venturing into socks if you haven't already!

And the book Tash learned from - Stitch 'n bitch by Debbie Stoller

Not just for learners, this is full of handy technique tips and is a great book to have on hand when you can't be bothered going to the internet.

Have I missed anything? 



Melsey said:

Love #twitknit night! HRYC is the best!


@kimode said:

Loving the tips for internet resources – thanks everyone!


Rachel said:

I use Ravelry for knitting help – the forum search is great! Loving #TwitKnit as usual too!


Lauren said:

I love knittinghelp.com, and the Rav forums are always a great place to go if you’re not quite sure where to look. I also love twitter for knitting help for the same reason. If they can’t help you, they’ll sure point you in the right direction. What a friendly bunch!


Tezza said:

Enjoying session #2 of TwitKnit! My go-to sites for help with knitting techniques are Youtube or www.knittinghelp.com. :o)


kylie said:

I use YouTube a lot as I’m a beginner and I learn better that way. I also like the forums on Ravelry and Knitty.


Kate said:


I’ve found her videos to be invaluable, though I know what you mean with the “hurry up and knit already”!


Barbara said:

TECHknitting.blogspot.com is rather an awesome little blog full of gems from how to knit evenly to short-rows and a whole bunch in-between!


Lisa said:

Up until now I’ve mainly used YouTube for stitch help – some of the videos are dire but sometimes it’s helpful to see the way the needles need to move. Knitpurlhunter springs to mind as a good’un. But thanks to twitknit I’ve got a bunch of helpful sites to check out the next time I’m stuck.


Beverley said:

Twitknit great idea :)


Annette said:

The TECHKnitting index: everything I ever want to know in a searchable list! http://techknitter.blogspot.co.nz/2010/04/revised-unified-index-for.html I keep this tab permanently open in my browser.


Nicola said:

YouTube is the best, although I know what you all mean by less talking, more knitting!

Maggie Brown

Maggie Brown said:

I regularly go to http://www.lionbrand.com/ for knitting ideas and hints


Evie said:

As a beginner I like http://www.knittingdaily.com/ for nice clear diagrams of techniques. I also love twitter for friendly, helpful, real life, real time advice from you lovely people – so helpful, especially when I really don’t know what I’m talking about!

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie Dawson said:

I found KnittingHelp to be useful for more traditional techniques, and 8 check YouTube out, Sometimes you really need a personal helping and and then you Skype a knitting friend!


Nicole said:

I used to live on www.knittinghelp.com but most often I’m on YouTube now


Bridget said:

Youtube is my favourite but sometimes the forums on ravelry are good too


Kathsprout said:

Yes to Techknitting (recent discovery) and knitty. I normally just Google what I’m after though.


Mel said:

TechKnitter and knittinghelp and Google! But it tends to be the same techniques I have to look up if I don’t do them often enough. Ysolda’s vid for tubular cast-ons is one I face done a number of times, but always have to rewatch.


OzKnitter said:

Knitting at Knoon has an excellent ‘Kitchener" Video. It’s how I learnt to kitchener my sock toes.


Amy V

Amy V said:

I totally second the TECHknitter blog! I also check Knitty’s Techniques with Theresa (http://knitty.com/archiveTT.php) when I’m stumped by something.


Josh said:

YouTube! It’s awesome for helping me out when I get lost


Bronwyn said:

The first online help I found was Wool and the Gang’s video series: http://www.woolandthegang.com/en/videos/index Big needles, fat yarn, and simple presentation made them so much easier for me (as a beginner) to follow than many other YouTube vids

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