Learning to knit

I taught myself to knit this past winter.

Actually, that is a misnomer. The following links were my teachers, especially the videos at KnittingHelp.com. I’ve come a long way since this:

If you are wanting to learn to knit, bookmark these sites and refer to them often!

Knitting Instructions, Learn to Knit – The Yarn Co.
Learn to knit at The Yarn Co.. We offer free knitting instructions online or classes for beginners and experts at our New York City store.
KnittingHelp.com | Learn How to Knit
Learn how to knit, purl, cast-on and more with our free instructional videos and knitting forum community.
KnittingHelp.com | The Knit Stitch
These videos will instruct you on learining the Knit stitch. The knit stitch is just pulling a loop of yarn through an existing loop on the needle.
Learn How to Knit Knitting Instructions
Knitting instructions online. Your online source for knitting, patterns and learn to knit.
Learn To Knit
Learn to knit at Lion Brand Yarn!
Learn To Knit
Learn to knit and explore the world of knitting!
Learn to Knit – How to Knit – Knitting Instructions
All the instruction, tips and advice you need to learn how to knit. From casting on, knitting, purl and binding off to the basic tools and patterns for your first project, here’s all the information new knitters need to be a success.
How To Hold Yarn
Learn how to hold yarn when knitting continental method – often refered to as knit left handed. Free and easy instuctions with pictures showing you how to use this technique.
How To Knit
Learn how to knit for Free! Basic knit stitch instructions with pictures for both Continental and English Methods. This is the basic stitch of all knitting!
Howstuffworks “How to Knit”
Learning how to knit is relatively simple with the helpful tips in this article. You’ll learn how to knit, purl, and more only at HowStuffWorks.


  1. http://Elizabeth...mommy...etc says

    oh yay, i’m first! :-)

    i’ve tried to learn to knit…i crochet A LOT so knitting seems so akward to my hands…the tension is held on the opposite side which is so strange for me. anyway, i am definintely going to peg some of those sites you listed and maybe some day i’ll be able to teach myself!


  2. http://~%20Straight%20Shooter%20~ says

    OH I sooooo want to knit! I took a class FLUNKED. Watched the videos on line – flunked. Read a couple of self-teaching books – flunked. I am not about to give up! Thanks for the sites Girly! You rock! Or should I say, “You rock at knitting Girlfriend!”

  3. http://Awesome%20Mom says

    Knitting Help.com is awesome! Every time I get stuck on something I go there and watch it over and over until I get it. I am pretty much a self taught knitter thanks to that website.

  4. http://Leslie says

    Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try some of these links. I’ve been wanting to learn to knit, but am too cheapo to take a class. And who’s going to watch my kids? Maybe I can teach myself during nap time!

  5. http://Meliss says

    Thanks! I bookmarked this post to save all the links!

  6. http://Laura says

    Great post! I taught myself to knit using the book Teach Yourself Visually Knitting. Knitting is so relaxing and I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I finish a project!

  7. http://Amy says

    Thanks for sharing…I also just taught myself to knit over the winter…love learning new stitches. Thanks for the links!

  8. http://Yarn%20Thing says

    HI! I am so happy that the purse workshop helped you learn how to knit. Knowing that our little site helped bring one more knitter into the world is very satisfying! Congrats!


  9. http://bbonnies says

    I am excited to learn contential knitting I crochet but waant to learn to knit. I have become a member of a knitting group I sit there and crochet it is time to be knitting with the rest of the girls

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