Knitting Topics

Lots and lots of knitting information including basic knitting information, guides to knitting stitches, other knitting techniques, knitting needle charts, yarn guides, finger knitting, glossary of knitting terms, loom knitting, knitting in languages other than English and lots more.

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Knitting - Video Tutorials

Learn how to knit with these video tutorials. A knitting video tutorial is an easy way to learn to knit because you will see the actual demo of the knitting technique.

Knitting Basics

Learn how to knit. The basic knitting information - casting on, yarn gauge, knit stitch, purl stitch, weaving yarn ends and more.

Knitting - Left-Handed Knitting

If you are left-handed, have you been wanting to learn to knit but don’t know where to start? Left-handed knitting is simply a mirror image of right-handed knitting and with a few modifications, a leftie can learn to knit.

We have researched online and collected links to freely available knitting tutorials and resources for lefties.  You’ll learn: 

  • How to cast on left-handed
  • How to knit left-handed
  • How to purl left-handed
  • How to cast off left-handed
  • How to increase
  • How to decrease
  • How to knit in the round left-handed

By following along with these knitting videos and photo tutorials, a left-handed person will see how easy it is to actually learn to knit. 

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Abbreviations & Terms

A list of knitting terms, abbreviations and their meanings, and techniques.

Knitting Apps

Find many helpful apps for knitters to use on your iPhone or iPad. Stitch counters, pattern readers, magazine, pattern creation, teaching and other apps for knitters.

Free Online Knitting Calculators

Have you ever wanted to know how much yarn you need to knit a project?  How many stitches to cast on for a knitted project.

Knitting calculators are some of the most sought-after resources by knitters.  These calculators make knitting math easy because you do not have to calculate anything yourself.

Below is a round-up of free online knitting calculators.  These calculators can be very useful:

  • Knitting Yarn Calculator
  • Knitting Yardage Calculator
  • Hat Calculator
  • Substituting Yarn Calculator
  • Yards and Meters Conversion Calculator
  • Knitting Gauge Calculator
  • Sock Calculator
  • And More

Don’t forget to bookmark or pin this page because you never know when you may need a knitting calculator.

These knitting calculators are provided free by various websites.  If you have any questions on how to use the calculators, please contact the person in charge of the website. 

Knitting Embellishments

Learn how to add and make embellishments to a knitting project. Some topics are adding beads to a knit project, how to knit a buttonhole, adding fringe, making I-cord and more.

Knitting Finishing Techniques

Have you ever asked the questions, "How do I stitch the seams together on my finished knit project?" can help with the links below.

Problems - Solving Knit Problems

Ideas and techniques for solving knitting mistakes.

Knitting Stitch Patterns


By combining knits, purls, yarn over and other knitting stitches you can create lots of stitch patterns which can be used in many different ways. Here you will find instructions for a lot of knit stitches.

Knitting Techniques

More useful knitting information.

KnittingTools & Accessories

Knitting needles, hooks, stitch markers... These are a few of the supplies used in knitting. Product reviews.

Knitting Tutorials/Lessons

Knitting how-to instructions. A great way to learn to knit.

Knitting - Other Languages

Learn how to knit in French, Spanish and German.

Shows and Events

Knitting Shows, Festivals and Events

One of the biggest reasons for heading to a knitting event is it is a great place for knitters to get knitting inspiration. Knitting and crochet events can be found everywhere and every month.  Some events are national, other regional and even some are local.  

The objective of this page is to list as many knitting shows, knitting festivals, and knitting events as possible.  So if you are a knitter, take a look below to see if there is an event near you.

Why Attend a Knitting Event:

  • Meet Yarn Fanatics - Talk to and get to know other enthusiastic knitters and exchange ideas.
  • The Classes - Take classes by well-known teachers and learn a new knitting skill.
  • The Yarn - Touch It.  Caress It.  Yarn in every fiber imaginable and endless colors.
  • Meet and Greets - The opportunity to meet knitting designers.
  • The Marketplace - Shop for yarns along with the latest knitting products and gizmos.
  • Meet Craftspeople - Learn about the craftsperson who produces and dye the wonderful fibers.
  • Browse for Fresh Project Ideas

Do you have a knitting event you would like to list here?  It is simple.  As long as you have a web link, we can include it.  Please contact us and let us know about your event.


Tips and Tricks

Helpful knitting tips and hints.

Yarn Guide

About yarn.


Explore this wide range of free knitting patterns. Needlepointers has produced our own patterns and searched and collected links to freely available knitting patterns online.  You will find projects for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. 

Create amazing knit items with these free patterns, such as:

  • Garments for men, women, and children
  • Home decor
  • Totes, purses, backpacks
  • Children's toys
  • Doll clothes
  • Hats, mittens, and gloves
  • And more

In addition to regular knitting patterns, you will find free knook patterns and free loop yarn patterns.

To easily find patterns, we have sorted the free patterns by category.  ALL FREE!  We regularly add new free patterns, so stop by often.

Have fun browsing through the free knit patterns.

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