This virtual community of knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers has been up and running in "beta" form since 2007 – kind of like Facebook with fiber. It's members-only, but membership is free. You apply online, and wait a few days for an invitation to join. It's worth it – and there are more than a million like-minded enthusiasts to communicate with once you do.
VideoJug, a Web site of free videos on a wide range of how-to topics, has a number of professionally produced "bite-sized" videos about crafts. In addition to knitting, you'll find short films on sewing, needlework, and mending seams. Be warned that there are a few commercials to get through first, but the films are clear and to the point.
"Cast-On", the weekly podcast about knitting hosted by Brenda Dayne, offers an informed look at creative knitting and crafting culture. "Cast-On" promotes and supports knitting and related fiber arts with thought-provoking essays, irreverent humor, and fabulous "podsafe" music. A knitting magazine for your ears!
This is one of the United States' largest importers and distributors of quality yarns from around the world. Including (but not limited to) products by Debbie Bliss, Gedifra, Noro, and Sirdar, KFI supplies yarn shops, catalogs, and online stores across the nation with many of the yarns we enjoy knitting with. Check out their site for updates on KFI's current lines of yarn and the store nearest you.
Interweave Knits Magazine is published four times a year. Each issue features original designer patterns for garments and home décor, ranging from super-simple to challenging, and from traditional to cutting-edge. You'll also find designer profiles, explorations of knitting around the world, and in-depth technical articles.
Knit 'N Style is a fashion-filled magazine for the hand knitter. Each issue offers approximately thirty designs with complete instructions from various yarn companies and well-known, hand-knit designers. Updates on the latest fashions and fiber trends are presented along with book and product reviews. Exclusive articles, how-to features and machine-knit instructions for selected projects appear in each issue of this exciting knitting magazine.
PieceWork magazine, published six times a year, is for needle workers wanting to explore a wide range of historical textiles and fine-thread handwork traditions. PieceWork celebrates and honors the handwork of our heritage through well-researched and deeply human stories accompanied by carefully selected hands-on projects covering a wide range of needlework techniques.
With Spin-Off magazine you can travel around the world to learn new spinning techniques, discover new and old spinning tools, and sit down with knowledgeable instructors whose craft and experience will enrich your life. Don't miss another issue!
Vogue Knitting is the premier magazine in the rapidly growing hand-knitting market. With a focus on up-to-the-minute fashion, each issue features more than forty inspiring projects by both Seventh Avenue designers and the leading talents in the international hand-knit design arena. Inspiring articles-drawing from important topics in the knitting world and from the editors' wealth of technical knowledge and expertise-as well as the latest news, products and yarn information are featured in each issue. Complete instructions for creating the sweaters are included. With exclusive articles, tips and techniques, Vogue Knitting is the ultimate magazine for today's hand crafter.
A subsidiary of Knitting Fever (KFI) - one of the United States' largest importers and distributors of quality yarns from around the world. Including (but not limited to) Jo Sharp, Mondial, OnLine, and Schachenmayr - Euro Yarns supplies yarn shops, catalogs, and online stores across the nation with many of the fine yarns we enjoy knitting with. Check out their site for updates on their current lines of yarn and the store nearest you.
This is a national organization just for knitters. Members receive Cast On magazine, which is a great educational resource for knitters, including articles on knitting designs, knitting techniques and information about knitters from around the world. TKGA offers a Master Knitters program, knitting classes and an online knitting course. This site also connects to many other fantastic links.
The Minnesota Knitters' Guild is proud to be a member of the Textile Center, and we hold our monthly meetings there. It is an association of over two dozen fiber guilds throughout the state of Minnesota. It is the only center of its kind in the entire country, and it houses a comprehensive library of textile related books, magazines and video tapes. Visit the library http://www.textilecentermn.org/library.asp to scope out the collection. Check out a book or sign up to volunteer.
One of the longest running sources of consumer-to-consumer info for knitters, crocheters, and other yarn hobbyists on the web. Yarn reviews, advice, KnitWiki entries - all have been supplied by volunteers. Look something up, leave an opinion, ask or answer a question.
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Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.