Some Online Resources For Knitters

New York Built's picture

All I can say on this one, is WOW!
http://techknitting.blogspot.com

From my textile co-conspirator Hannah Wallace

Some very useful knitting calculators
http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lu-calculators.php

A sleeve cap calculator that addresses all four variables...front, back, sleeve cap shape and height.
http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/406

Using short rows in the round to shape the shoulders
http://feralknitter.typepad.com/Shaped_Shoulders_revised_ed.pdf

stripe generator:
http://www.kissyourshadow.com/stripe_maker.php

fair isler links:
http://unionpurl.blogspot.com/
http://www.feralknitter.typepad.com/feral_knitter

Knitters graph paper:
http://www.sweaterscapes.com/lcharts3.htm

I'll add on as new stuff arrives. Keep me posted if a link breaks or dies.

colorwork:
http://www.marniemaclean.com/words/2007/02/tutorial_using.html

lace charts:
http://www.marniemaclean.com/words/2007/08/using_excel_to_1.html

writing multi-sized patterns:
http://www.marniemaclean.com/words/2007/06/using_excel_to.html

charting simple cables:
http://www.marniemaclean.com/words/2008/02/excel_for_chart.html#more

Project Guttenberg: free electronic books of all kinds
Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks).
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

the Antique Pattern Library:
scanned and uploaded in PDF form - free books with patterns for crochet, knitting, tatting, embroidery, needle lace and other kinds of needlework.
http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/completelist.htm

4 vintage knitting books:
http://www.vintagevolumes.com/

books about needlework, alphabets, monograms, and samplers.
http://www.hedgehoghandworks.com/catalog/books_alphabets.shtml

historic knitting patterns:
http://knittinghistory.typepad.com/historic_knitting_pattern/

history of men who knit
http://www.menknit.net/history.html

american Red cross wartime knits:
http://www.redcross.org/museum/exhibits/knits.asp

Homework 1891
Sarah Bradberry's fabulous site that translates "Homework," a knitting manual from 1891, into contemporary knitting terms.
http://www.knitting-and.com/homework/

vintage knitting patterns
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/antiqueknitting.html
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Opera/8707/vint_knit.html

Victoria & Albert Museum - London - knitting
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/knitting/index.html

UK Knitting & Crochet Guild - historical collection
http://www.knitting-and-crochet-guild.org.uk/collection/index.html

Historic Knitting and making the Gunnister purse
http://www.12eyes.co.uk/stays/knitting.htm

notes on 18th century knitting
http://www.marariley.net/knitting/knitting.htm

yahoo discussion group for historic knitting
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HistoricKnit/

1884 knitted lace sample book - a lace knitter's blog with charted lace patterns
http://laceknitter.blogspot.com/

2 knitty.com feature articles
stitches in time
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/FEATwin08SIT.php
History 101
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEAThistory101.html

an amazing costume site - suppliers - NO KNITTING (except one ref to Annie Modesitt)
http://www.milieux.com/costume/garb.html

revolutionary war knitting patterns - they have the Gunnister gloves pattern
http://www.wmboothdraper.com/

great site for searching for out of print books
fetchbook.info.com

For Science/Math Nerdistas - VERY INTERESTING
here is where I found out about it:
http://www.thrillist.com/nation/2009/05/20/wolfram?launch=so_don_t_bother_asking

here is the site:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Comments

daveballarat's picture

Not sure that it is a

Not sure that it is a memorial weekend here ... but will be a memorable one if I get all the knitting done that I intend to do...

Your references are greatly appreciated... I am just a beginner but over anxious to often overreaching ... so these websites will be very helpful, thanks.

Dave
Istanbul, Turkey

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yowza, Mark...thanks very

Yowza, Mark...thanks very much for putting this together. All sorts of goodies for a knitting fanatic. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ksmarguy's picture

Holy Crap guy! Thanks alot

Holy Crap guy! Thanks alot for those. I have not visited any yet but see several that could come in very handy.

mrossnyc's picture

Thanks for all of these

Thanks for all of these great links!

twistknit's picture

Holy Moly - That's alot of

Holy Moly - That's alot of helpfulness! How awesome are you!?

Bill's picture

GREAT LINKS !!!

GREAT LINKS !!!

New York Built's picture

Just in case you had nothing

Just in case you had nothing to do Memorial Weekend!

“There are those that do and those that don’t”
“Those that will and those that won’t”