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.

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Recent Videos and Tutorials

Book and Magazine Recommendations

  • Harry Potter: Knitting Magic

    Harry Potter: Knitting Magic

    Tanis GrayIntroducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book—a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films.

  • PieceWork


    PieceWork is for needleworkers wanting to explore a wide range of historical textiles and fine-thread handwork traditions.

Free Items of the Week

  • Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

    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. Our free pattern is included with a chart. This is a fun, cute knitting project. No knitting needles required, just your fingers.  From Staff

New Stuff

  • Beginner Pattern: Unisex Knitted Scarf

    Beginner Pattern: Unisex Knitted Scarf

    Thinking of getting into knitting? Then this easy knitted scarf is perfect for beginner knitters like you! It can be made in three simple steps. And better still, both men and women can wear it!  From

  • Blanket Size Calculator

    The blanket size calculator will help you figure out how many stitches and rows you should either knit or crochet to create a blanket with any stitch combination.  From  Joy of Motion Crochet

  • Bunny Ear Hat

    Bunny Ear Hat

    A hat with bunny ears is cute for kids of all ages, whether to help them warm up and still look festive at an Easter egg hunt or just for animal sweetness any time of year.  From

  • Faux Cable Infinity Scarf Pattern

    Faux Cable Infinity Scarf Pattern

    This super soft infinity scarf can be worn as a scarf, a cowl, and even a head wrap. The striking ‘cable’ infinity scarf pattern and works up pretty quick.  From  Crafts By Amanda

  • How to Knit a Messy Bun Hat

    How to Knit a Messy Bun Hat

    This tutorial for our messy bun hat (also known as the mom bun hat or the ponytail hat) is quite possibly the simplest version out there. This easy knitting pattern is worked flat and sewn with a seam, making it totally newbie friendly.  From  Crafts By Amanda

  • Kid’s Chick Hat

    Kid’s Chick Hat

    This cute little hat is simple to knit and looks like a chick with a little embellishment. It's perfect for those spring days when there's still a little chill in the air.  From

  • Knit Swedish Embroidery Afghan

    Design on design creates this richly textured afghan.  From  Craft Yarn Council

  • Knitted Patchwork Blanket

    Knitted Patchwork Blanket

    Make this gorgeous knitted patchwork blanket that measures approx. 58" (147.5 cm) square. This free pattern contains all motifs that are separately identified and instructions provided.  From

  • Starwars Droid Hat Modeled After BB-8

    Starwars Droid Hat Modeled After BB-8

    Celebrate Star Wars with this hat designed to look like the top of the droid BB-8. It's easier than it looks, with just four rounds of stranded knitting, a few color changes and a bit of duplicate stitch detailing to finish it off.  From

  • Women’s Lacy Mitts

    Women’s Lacy Mitts

    These mitts use a simple four-round repeating lace pattern along the top of the arm and Stockinette Stitch on the back. A simple gusset is worked for the thumb.  From

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