Online Instruction

Just about everything you need

                    --  free knitting videos, forum, and patterns KnittingHelp.com - BEST overall knitting website. Check here first! Has instructional videos for every step from casting on to binding off. Includes videos for both continental and english-style knitters. Shows multiple ways to do many techniques like casting on, binding off, increasing, decreasing, and more advanced techniques like cabling, stranded colorwork, and more!

Great for Lefties

Learn to Knit Learn-to-knit.com - Shows detailed drawings of casting on, knitting, and purling for both right-hand knitting AND left-hand knitting!

Circular Knitting - Magic Loop

TrishKnits.com TrishKnits.com - Learn to knit small circumferences on one long circular! This site has wonderful photographs of each step with great detailed drescription of how to knit the Magic Loop!


KnitWiki Category: Techniques - Check out this page of the KnitWiki for pages on over 60 techniques from Backward Loop Cast-On to Yarn Over!

Instructional Books

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A to Z of Knitting: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Knitter

A to Z of Knitting Author: Gardner, Sue.
Publisher: Woodinville, WA : Martingale & Co., 2007.

Find it: WorldCat

"Straightforward text and full-color photos walk you from beginner's basics through gorgeous Aran, Fair Isle, entrelac, and intarsia knitting."

The Knitting Answer Book

Knitting Answer Book Author: Radcliffe, Margaret.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2005.

Find it: WorldCat

"Solutions to every problem you'll ever face; Answers to every question you'll ever ask."

Knitting For Dummies

Knitting for Dummies Author: Allen, Pam.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hungry Minds, c2002.

Find it: WorldCat

"If you think knitting is complicated, this book simplifies all."

Teach Yourself Visually Knitting

Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Author: Turner, Sharon.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., c2006.

Find it: WorldCat

"Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review."