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#twitknit technical help...

Posted on September 17, 2012 by Tash | 23 comments

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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? 

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  • Bronwyn

    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

  • Josh

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

  • Amy V

    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.

  • OzKnitter

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


  • Mel

    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.

  • Kathsprout

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

  • Bridget

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

  • Nicole

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

  • Marjorie Dawson

    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!

  • Evie

    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!


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