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Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:29 pm
by TwiggyDEVOUR
..would like some please ^^
Mainly seeking for different types of knit.. Im not having much luck trying to find what im after online :s ..ideally a book would be great! but i havent found any strangely o_O
*has so far checked out John Lewis and Waterstones*

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:30 pm
by illithid

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:47 am
by runningwithlola
www.knittinghelp.com is a great site for tutorials.
And even if she doesn't have the specific tutorial you want,the message board there are really good and helpful and the girl who runs the site will occasionally make a new tute for something if requested. highly recommended. HTH.

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:16 pm
by NaturalistDesigns
http://www.amazon.co.uk/440-More-Knitti ... 674&sr=8-2

A book on Amazon :D

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knitters-Bible- ... 674&sr=8-3

And another :)

Those are two very much reccommended in Simply Knitting. Come to think of it; at the back of Simply Knitting there is a section on how do different knitting styles :) It's readily available from WHSmiths

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:30 pm
by TwiggyDEVOUR
:D super! i'll pop down to my WHSmiths then ^^ cheers!

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:55 pm
by NaturalistDesigns
No worries; I love to knit, but damned well never using double pointed needles again :lol: [You have to use them to make socks, it didn't quite go to play for me :lol:]

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:57 pm
by TwiggyDEVOUR
b*llocks ^^' im purely starting up again so i can make leg warmers, and found out i would be needing double-ended needles lol
hopefully i wont have too much of a problem >.<

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:36 pm
by NaturalistDesigns
You don't have to use DPNs for leg warmers; you can use single pointed needles, but depending on the type of wool you want to use, the seam could be more visible :)

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:42 am
by PirateQueen
Another option is using a circular needle and the 'magic loop' method. It takes a bit of getting the hang of but is way less fiddly than using dpn's! To be honest I usually stick to knitting leg and arm warmers on straights - if you sew up using mattress stitch the seam will be virtually invisible anyway.
While you are looking in the newsagents for Simply Knitting, you might want to check out another magazine, Let's Knit! which is great publication. It also contains full knitting instructions if you need them, but the patterns in the magazine are really good, and tend to be funkier than the other magazines.
A lot of newer knitters seem to get on well with Debbie Stollers' "Stitch 'n' Bitch" book. It's written in a really fun, chatty style while still being very informative. And it has some really nice patterns in it too, I've been knitting since I was 6 and I still bought it for the patterns.

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:20 pm
by NaturalistDesigns
I have Let's Knit aswell :D

Mum's reading a book called "Divas Don't Knit" I may have to nab that off her soon

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:57 am
by Jane Doe
Oh, and don't forget good ol http://knitty.com
It's got some great patterns in the archive, including a wig

This particulatly takes my eye today
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTopart.html

Re: Knitting Tutorials?

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:25 pm
by FRUIT_SALAD
I went to bookworld and got a knitting book for £2.99

I havent read it yet coz its a crimbo prezzie form my mam but i thik it shows different patterns.

xx