***Learn to Knit Sites
Basic Skills [offsite link]
From the British Hand Knitting Confederation, this site covers the basics, including details on yarn weight, tension, needles and abbreviations. Click on the "Learn to Knit" link for diagrams and instructions for casting on, the knit stitch and casting off.
Better Homes and Gardens Crafts-Knitting Basics [offsite link]
From the popular womenīs magazine, the basics and beyond, complete with color diagrams and clear instructions.
Common Threads Online Classroom [offsite link]
Want to learn, but having trouble following written instructions or finding a teacher in your area? Then consider this nifty (and free!) introductory video series from Common Threads Fiber Arts Store. Find the basics for new knitters here, then follow the "Video Knitting Club" link in the bottom right hand corner of the site for more advanced techniques.
How to knit guide [offsite link]
These few, simple bits of knowledge will let you start making your first knitting masterpieces. Also, because everyone makes mistakes I have included a special knitting help section to troubleshoot any problems
Knitting Help [offsite link]
A great site with videos that can teach you to knit without leaving your house or paying a dime.
Knitting Techniques by Mary Ellen Meisters [offsite link]
A collection of the authorīs favorite techniques for a variety of knitting needs.
Vogue Knitting Tech Center [offsite link]
From the popular knitting magazine, basic instructions for slipknot, casting on, knit and purl stitches and cast off. Includes information on terminology, abbrevations and correct guage. I especially like the diagrams, as they are clear and easy to follow.
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