Knit Resources: Basics & Beyond

Note from September 21, 2020: This page is undergoing maintenance for the next week or so. Please check back October 1 for a shiny new version with even more information.

Where do you go to find good quality written materials and videos for learning to knit, or for learning new skills?  A Google search can yield overwhelming results, so I’ve gathereing some recommendations to help you along your way.

If your question isn’t answered with any of the links here, let me know what you want to know!

This page may contain affiliate links, which help support me but don’t cost you anything extra.

First, a Word about Learning

Although all the resources I’m sharing below are either online or in print, I cannot stress enough the value of synchronous (live, in person or virtual) learning.

As of early 2020, many of us have taken that “in-person” learning to the virtual realm. It has been surprising to me how much you can get from live classes online!

Books to Improve Your Knitting Skills

The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe
The Knitting Answer Book fits right into your project bag.

The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe is in its 2nd edition, and while it is not specifically a learn-to-knit book, it does answer many of the questions you’ll come across as you learn new skills.

Video Tutorials

Video tutorials are a great way to learn snippets of information. I have an entire catalog of tutorials, and it’s growing all the time.

Search my knitting video tutorials.

Blog Posts

Online Classes

Cabled Afghan Knit Along
Learn to knit all kinds of cables with my free Creativebug class!


Beyond the Basics

Once you’ve mastered the essentials, you’ll want to move on to refine your techniques a bit.

These books are great:

Here’s a good article about the importance of grist in yarn substitution.

And, of course, there are literally thousands of videos on all kinds of knitting topics. Here are some of the ones I teach: