Useful Links

Knitting News

Knitting

www.bhkc.co.uk
The website of the UK Hand Knitting Association. Packed full of the latest knitting and crochet news, details of up and coming shows and advice for new starters.

www.bbc.co.uk
Andrew Salmon and knitwear designer Lotte Lystrup discuss why knitting is so popular

www.bbc.co.uk/free_pattern
Free Knitting patterns from the BBC! Hat Scarf and Blanket

www.knitting-and-crochet-guild.org.uk
Education, Innovation, Preservation

www.knittingpatterncentral.com/index.php
Launched in 2004, this online directory features thousands of links to free knitting patterns, plus advice for new knitters, and tips and tricks from old hands!

www.wikipedia.org
Useful link for all aspects of knitting from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

www.stitchnbitch.co.uk
Do you want to start a knitting network? Find your nearest knitting group? Help is at hand….

www.knittingdaily.com
Loads of free knitting and crochet patterns, flagged up by skill level

www.poppychildren.co.uk
Hand knit childrenswear by Poppy

www.menwhoknit.com/community
Forum for men who knit

www.nationalknittingweek.co.uk
The website of Knitting magazine, with links to all the knitting events that will form part of National Knitting week 2008

 

Free helpful knitting videos


How to join yarn, demonstration from Cafe Knit using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino


How to increase stitches, demonstration from Cafe Knit using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino


How to decrease stitches, demonstration from Cafe Knit using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Crochet

www.crochetpatterncentral.com
Sister site to KPC, this site offers thousands of links to free crochet patterns. Choose what you want to crochet from over 90 categories; toys, blankets, bags – this site has them covered

www.crochetme.com
Innovative, imaginative and inspiring! Free patterns, articles, tips and tricks; you’ll find it all here

 

Groups

www.ravelry.com
A knit and crochet community. Fabulous facility for organising your projects, stash and needles. Show off your work, see what everyone else is knitting, find new designs and make friends

www.ukhandmade.co.uk
UK Handmade is a design led online magazine committed to showcasing and promoting the best creative talent the UK has to offer. Artists and designers from across all of the art disciplines have a place here including photography, feltmaking, jewellery, fashion and art.

 

Manufacturers

www.lionbrand.com
Thousands of free knitting and crochet patterns, help, podcasts and more from this well loved US brand.

www.debbieblissonline.co.uk
Find out more about Debbie Bliss yarns, plus an insight into the stories behind the new books and yarns. And check out the free pattern!

www.frabjousfibers.com
Find out more about the origins of the fabulous Frabjous Fiber yarns

www.designeryarns.uk.com
For full details and colourways of all current Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Noro, Mirasol and Araucania yarns.

www.mirasolperu.com
Peru’s heritage and culture of textile artistry is rich and ancient. Located high in the oxygen-starved sierra of the Andes Mountains of Peru near Lake Titicaca, the Mallkini Ranch was established to breed alpaca herds. The owners, Michell and Company, have always had the well-being of their employees uppermost in the running of the ranch. With this aim in view, they have sought a way of supporting their employees in the long term: the Mirasol Project was born.

The objective of the Mirasol project is to improve the well being of rural children in the highlands of Peru. It does this by taking a percentage of every sale of Mirasol Yarn and investing it towards the establishment and running of a boarding-house for local children centre in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno.

www.missionfalls.com
See all the shades of 1824 wool and cotton here, and browse through the Mission Fall book collection

www.araucaniayarns.com
Read about the origins and inspirations behind the Araucania yarn collection

www.brittanyneedles.com
Find out a bit more about the company behind the beautiful Brittany needles and hooks

Miscellaneous

www.yarndex.com
Primarily a reference site, Yarndex is the ultimate yarn resource, featuring profiles for almost 4,000 yarns

www.woolandyarn.co.uk
This website is a unique directory for everything related to the wool and yarn industry in the United Kingdom

www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/knitting
Fascinating - study knitting history from the Victoria and Albert Museum collections or do your own knitting from 1940s patterns. Knit your own work of art following a pattern the V&A have specially commissioned from Freddie Robins

www.walkeranddaughter.com/friday_night_knitting.html
The website of the book – The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacob. soon to be a film starring Julia Roberts

Knitting for Charity

www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/your_community/ray_of_hope/index.shtml
Here you can find details of Ray of Hope a charity based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe that provides knitted clothing for premature babies.

www.bonniebabies.co.uk
A charity sending parcels of hand knitted baby clothes to over 80 hospitals in the UK

 

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