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Best of Web

Online Communities
  • Ravelry: keep track of all your needles and hooks, stash, patterns, projects and more. Find patterns from the web, magazines or other sources and see how others have personalized their own variations (many are available free). Add yourself as a designer and list your own patterns for free or for sale. Find groups that match your interest. This is my favorite online knitting/crochet site.
  • Crochet Me: an online crochet community from Interweave. They have an excellent newsletter with tips, tricks and ideas.


How-to
  • Youtube.com: has some of the best instructional videos out there; there are even videos for really weird techniques. A must for visual learners!
  • KnittingHelp.com: great for instructional videos
  • TECHknitting: an experienced knitter offers many simple tutorials on techniques to improve your skills and work from basic to more advanced.


Reference/Standards/Templates

  • Yarn Standards: sizing, symbols, yarn weights and more all standards for knitting and crochet
  • Yarndex: database of yarn and their specs, colorways and pictures. Discontinued yarns included.
  • Knitter's Graph Paper:
  • Knitting Journal: template pages for your own pen and paper journal.
  • Knitter's Review: reviews of knitting tools, yarns, supplies, software and more. One of the better shopping references.
  • MicroRevolt: free site that charts color work for you.

Awesome Articles
  • Mirror, Mirror: an article on how knitting can improve self-image; very inspirational.
Blogs

  • TECHknitting: an experienced knitter offers many simple tutorials on techniques to improve your skills and work from basic to more advanced.
  • Fair Isle & Norwegian Knitting: a very helpful blog on various techniques on color knitting.
  • Knitting Letters A to Z: this really is a cool blog --- check it out you will not be disappointed!
  • DomiKNITrix: companion to the book-- some really cool designs and info.


Charities
  • Knit-a-square (kas): help keep orphaned children warm in Africa by sending 8x8" crochet or knitted squares.

Eye Candy
 
Knitting Comics

Magazines


Web Magazines/Newsletters
  • Knitty: free web magazine based out of Toronto with great articles and awesome patterns. Also includes section on spinning. Past issues are archived.
  • Twist Collective: articles are free but patterns are not. Many patterns feature different techniques.


Tatting
  • Tips: on a variety of all things tatting
  • Online Class: a variety of lessons and an online archive of tatting books in public domain.