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“Flat Braid” Square Joining Method: A pretty and easy way to join squares together
Ultimate Knitting Resource Guide – The universe of knitting resources available to both first-timers and experienced knitters continues to expand each year. While knitting basic baby booties and scarves is still popular, more ambitious and creative knitting projects have also become popular with people knitting everything from purses, stuffed animals and funky hats. Some people find knitting relaxing and use it as a way to unwind after a stressful day at work, while others see it as a practical way to express their creativity and create items for themselves and gifts to give to friends and family members. Whatever reason you have for knitting or wanting to knit, the internet is full of ideas and advice to make the hobby even more enjoyable. http://www.giftplum.com/knitting-guide.html
Resource Guide to Crochet – Paradise Fibers http://www.paradisefibers.com
Gorgeous patterns for knitted toys (from Britain). PDF downloads – NOT FREE (Paypal friendly) http://www.alandart.co.uk
Free knitting and crochet patterns of all types for use ‘for charity and gifts of love’ only. Also has other crafts on the site http://allcrafts.net/
Lion Brand website (might need to register to access free patterns but it is free) http://cache.lionbrand.com
US website. Nice collection of various crochet patterns plus videos. http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com
Need to be a member to download but membership is free http://www.free-knitpatterns.com
Garn Studio DROPS Designs site. 100’s of free patterns. European site with metric sizing. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php
Free knitting patterns from Knit n Style Magazine. http://www.knitnstyle.com/projects/patterns.shtml
US website. Nice collection of various knitting patterns plus videos. http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com
British website with metric sizes. Loads of free patterns. Also has pages on sewing, jewelry making. Very fun site. http://www.letsknit.co.uk
Free patterns from Patons Yarns http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php
Free knitting and crochet patterns of many types http://www.premieryarns.com/patterns.php
Need to become a member but a terrific site and membership is free www.ravelry.com
Follow the links for all sorts of free crochet and knitting patterns www.tipnut.com
Blog with free patterns for personal and non-profit use. Links to patterns are on the right side of the page. http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com
Coordinated Colors – This shop is dedicated to bringing you the latest in yarns from lace to ribbon yarns, specialty sock yarns, natural fibers, wools, roving’s, hand spun, hand painted & more. http://coordinatedcolors.com
Knitty – For the men who shave their heads for chemo, here’s a “bald-friendly” hat from Jesse Loesberg: It does have a small, rolled edge…it was designed and created by a guy. He used a yarn containing merino wool, microfiber, and cashmere because he needed a mid-weight hat to wear around San Francisco. If that’s too warm for summer, maybe there is a soft cotton yarn (microfiber would be great).
Alpacas of Foster Knoll – The primary goal of our farm will be to concentrate on bloodlines, confirmation and fiber quality. We believe that staying focused on quality breedings to produce the best possible fiber is going to be the way of the future in this industry and the better your fiber quality, the more return on your investment you will receive.
Lion Brand Yarn – New patterns, product alerts, special offers, knit and crochet lessons.
Bev’s Free Pattern Page – Free patterns!
Head Huggers – Do you knit? Crochet? Sew? Would you like to use this skill to help someone who has undergone hair loss due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, burn wounds, etc.?
Stitches – The Knitting Universe
Knitters Dream – We are a mother, daughter, and granddaughter team. Our new business is an extension of our love of knitting and yarn.
Knitty Patterns – Knitting Patterns and News