Standard Body Measurements/Sizing

Yarn Standards Illustrations and instructions for how to measure bust size, center back neck-to-cuff, back waist length, cross back, sleeve length, and head circumference.

Also includes a fit and length chart and links to baby, child, woman, man, and head sizing charts!

Free Online Patterns


The Brioche Stitch

The Brioche Stitch
This website shows how to do basically any knitting technique in the brioche stitch! It also has variations on brioche and 2 color versions and color variations!

Also has a very helpful section on brioche pattern terminology/abbreviations and correcting errors.


Really great entrelac tutorial for a 6 stitch square pattern. Entrelac is a cool stitch pattern that results in a basket-weave effect! Plus, it's fun to knit! (Also in PDF)


Knitting Pattern Central

Free Knitting Pattern Directory
Find a pattern for anything you need! Thousands of links to free knitting patterns. Browse through more than 50 categories or even search for a specific pattern!

The Daily Knitter

Daily Knitter Free knitting pattern of the day and a database of more than 1000 free patterns organized so you can browse by category!

This website also has some reviews of pattern books and lots more!

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Knitty FREE online quarterly magazine featuring patterns and articles! Search the archives for free patterns organized by category or issue.


MagKnits FREE online monthly magazine with a lot of really great patterns! The patterns are archived, listed alphabetically by name of the pattern. The archive shows pattern type and difficulty level as well.


Interweave Knits

Knitter's Magazine

Vogue Knitting

Interweave Knits Knitter's Magazine Vogue Knitting


Knitter's Review

Knitter's Review
Read reviews of knitting pattern books here! There are also links to buy some of the best books by Elizabeth Zimmerman, Barbara G. Walker, and Maggie Righetti.


All the favorite knitting pattern books for great prices! Organized by category, but also by bestseller, favorites, and reference! Shows the upcoming releases as well.

Interweave Press

Interweave Press Interweave Press publishes the most treasured books in every knitters collection!

Harmony Guides

Harmony Guide The Harmony Guides are great companion books for everything from basic stitch techniques to the most complicated stitch patterns imaginable!

The books in the series are divided by technique: Knit & Purl, Cables & Arans, Lace & Eyelets. The older editions consist of 5 volumes for knitting and 2 for crochet!