Let’s face it. Everyone learns how to knit a little bit differently. I remember my grandmother taught me on huge straight needles (probably US size 50!). I know some knitters who started with circulars and have never even touched straights. There’s no right or wrong way to learn how to knit. As long as your stitches aren’t twisted and your seams are nice and tidy, I’ve always thought of knitting as a hobby that was somewhat up to your own interpretation.
Of course there are patterns you have to follow (especially complicated color work charts and such), but as I gained more confidence in my knitting skills, I found that I wasn’t afraid to adapt a pattern to my liking. The more fundamental knitting skills you master early in your knitting career, the easier it is to “tweak” patterns for your own benefit. That’s what I’m so excited about AllFreeKnitting’s latest collection page: Knitting Techniques: 71 Patterns by Needle & Construction Type.
We’ve rounded-up all of our articles that focus on a specific stitch, needle type, or garment construction style. From top down knitting patterns to circular needle knits, we’ve made it super easy for you to find all of your favorite methods so you can spend more time creating patterns that will suit your needs. The best part about this collection page is that you’re able to focus on a few different patterns to master a basic skill. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll gain the confidence and skills necessary to adapt more complicated patterns.
Now it’s easier than ever to find patterns for your favorite construction styles and knitting techniques on AllFreeKnitting. Here’s a little preview of what’s in store for you:
- Patterns for Double Pointed Needles: 10 Simple Yet Stylish Designs
- 20 Straight Needle Knitting Patterns You Need
- Knitting with Circular Needles: 10 Patterns for Practice
- Knit from the Top Down: 14 Sweater Knitting Patterns
- Let’s Take It From the Top: 17 Top Down Knitting Patterns
- Knitting in the Round: 10 Seamless Knitting Patterns
Whether you’re looking to brush up on a few fundamentals or you’re just learning how to knit, you’re sure to find a pattern that focuses on a specific knitting skill or construction technique. Be sure to check back every now and then for ongoing updates — we’ll be adding more technique collections to the list in the coming months!
We are giving away one Soho’s Snood Kit to one lucky winner. The deadline to enter is November 29, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.
Learn how to knit a warm and cozy snood you’ll wear all season long. The Soho’s Snood Kit from We Are Knitters includes everything you need to make a gorgeous winter accessory you’ll be proud to call your own.
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Right needle, wrong size? Check out our handy knitting needle conversion chart for everything you need to know about knitting needle sizes.