Video Knitting Course: Free Video Knitting Dictionary
A video knitting dictionary is a must if you're going to successfully knit patterns on your own.
K2tog, psso... Refer to this video knitting dictionary every time you come across a knitting term or abbreviation you don’t understand or want to try.
Blog Post: Why Gauge Matters and Needle Size Doesn’tBy Liat Gat – Founder / Gauge, Reading Knitting Patterns / December 17, 2010 / 15 Comments
In knitting as in so many other pursuits, results matter. Whether you use a pattern’s suggested needle size or not, if your gauge is off, your garment won’t fit. The reason for this is because different people knit differently given the same needles. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Reading Knitting Patterns / August 17, 2010 / 7 Comments
Learning to read a knitting pattern is one of the most important things you can do to increase your confidence and enjoyment of knitting. Here are three reasons why learning to read patterns will help you grow as a knitter. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Reading Knitting Patterns, Yarn / December 14, 2010 / 6 Comments
Don’t let not having the exact yarn called for in a pattern stop you from knitting that pattern! Here’s how to understand the yarn requirements of a pattern, and make substitutions in yarn brands, weight, and fiber. Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Reading Knitting Patterns / December 10, 2010 / 4 Comments
Choosing the right size of garment to knit when you begin your pattern involves understanding how measurements and ease work in knitting. Here’s how to understand the sizing section of your knitting pattern. Read Post »
Recommended Book: Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crocheting by Barbara Breiter and Gail Diven
This is the book I used when I learned how to knit. It’s got tons of illustrations, straightforward explanations, and best practices for knitting correctly and understanding what you’re doing. A great starter text.