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
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
KnittingHelp.com :: Learn to Knit – Free online Knitting Videos …
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! left handed knitting instruction. All knitting is composed of only two stitches, the knit stitch and the purl stitch.
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
Hundreds of free knitting patterns including everything from antique lace doilies to quick chunky knit scarves – including Captain Kirk and Spock patterns!
Knitting for Charity
Warm Up America!
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.
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/
Let’s Knit! http://www.letsknit.co.uk/
Meta Post-Modern Knitting http://www.metapostmodernknitting.com/
Twist Collective http://www.twistcollective.com/index.php