Knitting Basics - Learn How to Knit
If you are new to knitting, this is the place for you to start.
In this section of the website you will find pages that will fill you in on the basics of the craft, like how to choose a pattern and what to look for when you are looking for your first knitting projects.
Knitting Naturally with Natural Fibres
Basically, there are two type of knitting wool (or yarn) you can use for your knitting, natural or man-made fibers.
Being a knitter from way back (and a New Zealander to boot) I am a big fan of natural fibers, and rarely knit with synthetics.
If you are planning on making heirloom items, naturals fibres are definitely the way to go, but man-made fibres do have their place in the knitting world!
Are you looking for knitting instructions that are written in plain English?
On this page you will find a series of links to my 'How To' pages that contain simple instructions on knitting basics and how to knit a variety of items, from socks to ponchos or a sweater for your dog.
There are quite a few different knitting techniques that you can apply to your knitting depending on your level of experience and the effect you are trying to achieve.
For more about Aran Knitting, Fair Isle, knitting lace (simple or true), Intarsia or Shadow knitting.
Whether you are looking for patterns suitable for a beginner or you want something a bit more advanced, this is a good place to start.
This section boasts patterns for beginners, scarf patterns, patterns for baby knits and even a few toys patterns!
Knitting Supplies and Accessories
Working out which supplies and accessories you need can be confusing for beginners. Do you know the difference between nice to have and really need?
Keep an eye on this section of the website for hints and tips about the uses of knitting needles, supplies and accessories.
Before you go out and spend a small fortune, I will tell you what you actually need and what you can do without!