Knitting @ the Library

The North Needlers is the name of our new Knitting and Crocheting Club at the Library. We have had two meetings so far and our next meeting will be Oct. 20 at 7:15. We hope to have a demonstration about socks at that meeting.  We also have a group on the popular website Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/north-needlers.

We decided to make hats, mittens and scarves that can be given away at Lenore’s Pantry for our charity project for the fall. The Girl Scouts have a “mitten tree” to collect items at the Library in December. After that we’ll decide on another project.

Books about knitting have become popular as well. Here are some of the titles in our system:

The Friday night knitting club by Kate Jacobs

The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Pattillo

The Knitting circle by Ann Hood

Knitting by Anne Bartlett

Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street series: The shop on Blossom Street, A Good Yarn and Back on Blossom Street

Mysteries by Maggie Sefton: Knit one, kill two; Needled to death; A killer stitch ; Dyer consequences

Mysteries by Mary Kruger: Knit fast, die young : a knitting mystery; Died in the wool : a knitting mystery

There are several wonderful websites that provide tips and free patterns. Check out some of these:

How to Knit

Knitting Techniques http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knittech.html
Knitting Techniques: Animated!

LEARN TO KNIT & CROCHET, The Internet Site of the Craft Yarn http://www.learntoknit.com/
Free online instruction for knitting and crocheting, from casting on to finishing a project.

KnittingHelp.com :: Learn to Knit – Free online Knitting Videos …
http://www.knittinghelp.com/
Free online knitting videos! Knitting instruction on all the basics, and advanced topics! Multiple methods of Knitting, Purling, Increasing, Decreasing, etc.

Learn to Knit Left Hand Instructions
learn-to-knit.com/learntoknit/left1.htm
Learn to Knit! left handed knitting instruction. All knitting is composed of only two stitches, the knit stitch and the purl stitch.

South Hills Knitting Guild
http://www.cobweb.net/~knitting/lefties.html
South Hills Knitting Guild. Common Stitch Patterns Reworked For Lefties.

Free patterns

Knitting About.com
knitting.about.com/
The largest selection of free knitting patterns on the net, help with basic and advanced knitting techniques and much more.

Free Knitting Patterns at Knitting-and.com
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/allpatterns.htm
Hundreds of free knitting patterns including everything from antique lace doilies to quick chunky knit scarves – including Captain Kirk and Spock patterns!

Index of free patterns — Over 1000 free crochet and knitting patterns
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/
Over 1000 free knitting and crochet patterns from Lion Brand Yarn.

Knitting for Charity

Knit for Charity
http://www.stitch-witch.net/charity.html
Knit for charity! It’s cheap, it’s simple, and it does good. … WoolWorks Charity Page- List by state of who takes accepts knitted goods

Warm Up America!
http://www.warmupamerica.com/
Warm Up America! Join America’s needleworkers in creating warm afghan blankets for those in need. Create 7-inch x 9-inch rectangular sections using any pattern of stitches.

Knitting Newsletters

http://www.bernat.com/

http://www.berroco.com/

http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/pg.fcgi

Online Magazines

These ‘zines have patterns, articles and instructions to help you learn more about knitting & crocheting.

Black Purl Magazine : http://www.black-purl-magazine.com/
Crochet Me : http://www.crochetme.com/
The Daily Knitter http://www.dailyknitter.com/
The Inside Loop http://www.theinsideloop.com/
For the Love of Yarn http://www.fortheloveofyarn.com/
Knit on the Net http://www.knitonthenet.com/
knitty.com http://www.knitty.com/
Knotions http://www.knotionsmag.com/home.aspx
Let’s Knit! http://www.letsknit.co.uk/
Meta Post-Modern Knitting http://www.metapostmodernknitting.com/
Twist Collective http://www.twistcollective.com/index.php

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