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Stitch, Please!: Knitting

A virtual meet up to "unwind" and share with a community of all types of needle crafters.
Two feet in hand knitted purple and green socks on a beige background.
Cropped photo of a baby's chubby legs with knitted leg warmers in bright orange, blue, green, and pink. The baby is laying on a knitted blanket with dark purple and light purple stripes.
A woman's hand wearing a knitted grey fingerless glove with a diagonal texture pattern with a green background
Yellow yarn project on circular needles that is on the dashboard of a car. Trees and blue sky in the background.
A cropped photo of a white woman wearing a blue, grey, and gold stripped knitted shawl that is wrapped loosely around her neck.
Cropped photo of a white woman wearing a purple tank top with a grey, green, red, and purple knitted shawl wrapped  with a zigzag border loosely around her neck

Knitting

Knitting is one of the most common fiber crafts and can be very easy to pick up! The craft typically requires 2 knitting needles, but can call for more if you are using Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) to create a circle, such as when making a hat or a sock. Some of the tools that you may need are:

  • Knitting needles
    • Straight, Circular, or Double Pointed
  • Yarn
    • Always make sure to check your label for fiber content, washing instructions, and recommended needle size
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle
    • This is used to weave in ends when finishing a project
  • Small scissors

Resources

Ravelry - A free website with organizational tools for knitting, crochet, and spinning projects. The site consists of forums where you can connect with other crafters, patterns, yarn databases, and more! A great place for beginners and experts alike. 

Knitty -  A free online magazine that is issued seasonally. There are patterns, articles, and tutorials that are updated  several times each year.