Knitting Department

Knitting Department Logo Knitting isn’t just for your grandmother any more! Our Knitting department offers you stitches, patterns, techniques and free projects for apparel to home decorating. We’ll give you information about knitting basics, as well as video and written tutorials and lessons to help you learn this lovely craft or enhance your skills if you’re not a beginner.

To help, we’ve provided some handy guides and charts for conversion, yardage estimates, knitting terms and abbreviations. You also can find information about spool knitting, a unique form of this handicraft.

Visit our online shopping store to load up on yarn, spools, needles and other knitting supplies.

Looking for Crochet? Check out our Crochet Department.


Recent Videos and Tutorials

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    Finger Knitting Tutorial

    Learn how to Finger Knit with these instructional tutorials.
    This video tutorial and written photo tutorial has step-by-step instructions on how to finger knit which can also be called finger weaving.

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    Blanket - Textured Blanket Using Loop Yarn

    Learn how to make this Loop Yarn Textured Blanket with our free pattern by watching our video or reading our photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

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    Easter Loop Yarn Wreath

    Learn how to make a cute, easy Easter wreath with loop yarn.

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    EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

    How to make a loop yarn pillow. This EZ Garter Ridge Pillow is a free pattern from Yarnspirations. Watch our video to learn how to make the pillow.
    Get the free pattern here.

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    Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

    Learn how to make a heart pillow with loop yarn by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step photo tutorial. This is a fun, cute knitting project. No knitting needles required, just your fingers.

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    Loop Yarn - Criss Cross Stitch Tutorial

    Learn how to knit the criss cross stitch with loop yarn. Watch our video tutorial and also read our step-by-step instructions.

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    Loop Yarn - Garter Stitch Tutorial

    Learn how to knit the garter stitch with loop yarn.

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    Loop Yarn - How to Bind Off

    Learn how to bind off (cast off) when knitting with loopy yarn.

Book and Magazine Recommendations

  • Arm & Finger Knitting

    Arm & Finger Knitting

    Laura StruttLearn to knit using your arms and fingers—no need for needles. 35 stylish projects for you to make, for the home and to wear. There are stylish arm-knitted scarves, and throws, but also a simple stool cover, a stylish gilet, and a shawl you can knit in under an hour. Using finger knitting, you can quickly create place settings, a bath mat, and even a necklace.

  • Creative Knitting

    Creative Knitting

    1 Year, 4 issues - Creative Knitting Magazine is your knitting dream come true, with patterns for all skill levels.

Free Items of the Week

  • Scarf - Button Love Scarf

    This finger knitted infinity scarf can be styled in a number of different ways. With colorful yarn, buttons and/or beads, the scarf is an adorable accent piece for your wardrobe.  From  All Free Knitting

New Stuff

  • 20+ Free Loop Yarn Projects

    Do you need loop yarn project ideas? What about a blanket, scarf, cowl, hat or home decor. On this page, you will find free projects that you can made with loop yarn.  From

  • Finger Knitted Flowers

    A video showing how to finger knit flowers.  From  You Tube

  • Finger Knitting - Advanced

    Instructions for finger knitting with two yarns.  From  Kyle Designs

  • Finger Looping: Knitting Without Needles

    Finger Looping: Knitting Without Needles

    Finger Looping is a new technique that enables you to knit without needles. Using a yarn with preformed loops, all you have to do is lay out the yarn in front of you and pull one loop through another. It s as simple as that! Learn how to make stylish projects. by Bernat Yarns - Paperback - Published 2019

  • Friendship Bracelet

    Friendship Bracelet

    A video on how to make a simple finger knitted friendship bracelet. Kids can make for themselves and exchange with to friends.  From

  • Knit Wit - Instructions

    Instructions for using the Knit-Wit tool.  From  Our Past Times

  • Knitting Calculator

    Knitting Calculator

    This knitting calculator will help you estimates the total yarn need to knit a project. The calculator will help you figure out how much yarn is needed to knit socks, sweaters, hats, blankets, and more!  From  Jimmy Beans

  • Loop-It Finger Looping Fun E-Book

    Fun, fast and easy, Loop-It is a new kind of yarn that requires no hooks or needles! Just use your fingers to easily pull the loops through one another and watch the fabric appear. Loop-It is finger looping fun! Download this free Ebook with free patterns using loop yarn.  From  Red Heart

  • Mug Rug Knit Pattern

    Mug Rug Knit Pattern

    Mug rugs are popular!

    Knit up some cute mug rug as the perfect thank you gift to a teacher, for a hostess gift or for a mom or grandmom gift for a birthday or Mother's Day.

  • Removal Method - Gathered

    Step-by-step instruction and picture for the gathered removal method from a round loom.  From  Bev's Country Cottage

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