Knit Blog Find For Beginners Like Me

I just found the TECHknitting blog, and I daresay it's one of the best howtoknit blogs I've seen so far.

The blog appealed to the geek in me. It's not so much a how-to, although it is a how-to site. It really probes into the process itself, looks into theories about knitting, and puts a technical (ah!) spin (ah! - that's for the yarn makers) on knitting.

It seems trivial, but it really does make a difference when you realize that it's knot (ah!) your fault that you're knitting a scarf in stockinette and it curls up into a tube. Check it out:

Hey you're back!

The graphics are clear and economical (not a whole lot of flourishes - it looks like the graphics in a good woodworking book), and the instructions are easy and conversational. It can get technical at times, but the author manages to explain the really technical ones with a picture.

I really recommend this to beginners, and even the expert ones who know what they're doing, but are craving for an analytical take on knitting. I hope Darryl puts the this site up as a source.


Thor's picture

OH YEAH, BABY!!! This is

OH YEAH, BABY!!! This is WONDERFUL! Right off the bat, it explained some knitting voodoo that I was just pondering with my partner this evening.

THANK YOU for this great resource!!

rjcb3's picture

Oh, my achin' brain!!! I

Oh, my achin' brain!!!

I LOVE this blog!!!

Does that make me considered to be a knitting knerd?

(Yes, I admit, that was extremely wicked bad, but I had to...just had to.)


MMario's picture

Ditto - now to find the

Ditto - now to find the *time* to peruse the site....

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

Knitfoo's picture

Brilliant....I too am a

Brilliant....I too am a beginner and need all the help, I can get. This is great thanks for posting


TomH's picture

Great blog. Thanks for

Great blog. Thanks for posting it. I'm sure I'll be spending hours reading it.

KilgoreTrout's picture

Hey I'm also totally into

Hey I'm also totally into that blog! The recent series on right/left slanting decreases really hooked me.

Parrot's picture

Thanks for the info on the

Thanks for the info on the tech blog. I checked it out and had a couple of questions answered right away that were spinning around my head