Resources For Better Knitting

As a beginner knitter, reading your first knitting patterns can be challenging, due to the use of knitting jargon. This e-book “Understanding Knitting Instructions” provides the basics for understanding the language of knitting and the typical structure of knitting patterns, so you can read patterns more comfortably.

A more detailed look at putting together your sweaters or cardigans, including the how-to’s of seaming and picking up stitches. It’s Time to Finish Your Sweaters is a guide to help you approach finishing with confidence.

It’s those small bits of information that lead to aha moments and to better knitting. I’ve divided the tips in the e-book Tips For Better Knitting into those falling under the category of preparation work and those under knitting technique. I know you’ll find a new way of dealing with a challenge you may be struggling with, particularly as a beginner knitter. Make sure to check my archives for further information on most of these tips.

If you avoid test swatching and hope the project turns out, I want you to stop and read this short e-book, The Why & How of Test Swatching . Learn how to make a test swatch and calculate gauge before you begin your next project. I guarantee when your gauge matches the one in the pattern instructions, your garment will be the proper fit.

My premiere collection of neck accessories –  Neck-It-On! Most are easy to make for the beginner knitter, or for anyone wanting some “mindless” knitting.

cover of e-book - It's All About The Yarn

It’s All About The Yarn explores the properties and structure of yarn, beginning with natural and synthetic fiber characteristics, followed by yarn construction. It also includes a bonus section on how to buy and substitute yarn for a pattern.

A tutorial demonstrating how to knit basic socks. Follow me step by step in Let’s Learn To Knit Socks! and complete your first pair of socks.

Knitting Terminology is my version of common abbreviations and terms. A great companion to keep in your knitting basket. It also includes two of my favorite techniques: the one row buttonhole, and the bind off seam.