Top blogs for knitting patterns

Knitting is an ancient tradition that has recently experienced a revival. Many people knit for different reasons as a hobby, outlet for creativity, to pass time or even save up on gifts. For most, it is a passion to make beautiful things with the hands drawing inspirations from life experiences, nature and others.

Top blogs for knitting patterns

  • Little Cotton Rabbits

Julie's blog recounts her experiences with an autistic child and knitting. Free patterns are available on the site and the rest is for sale through her Etsy shop including greeting cards and calendars. Links to shops and suppliers are included on this easy to use site.

  • Kate Davies Designs

Edinburgh-based Kate Davies is a writer and designer. She recently released a book, ‘Colours of Shetland’ reflecting her passion and support for using British wool especially Shetland designs and techniques. Her site showcases her designs and recent work with the possibility to buy kits. It also includes a useful section of tutorials.

  • Ysolda Teague

Teague is another Scottish designer whose creations and patterns have a solid internet following. She is planning to hold online classes soon. The blog includes links to her shop where you can find books, patterns, and knitting kits.

  • Yarn Harlot

Owned by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Canadian blogger writes about her daily knitting activities. Her original designs are available for sale and there are also step-by-step tutorials to guide someone who wants to follow her creations. McPhee’s blog has been voted the best Canadian hobby in 2007 and 2008. It also received the '2010 Canadian Weblog Awards' for Crafting.

  • Social network for knitters and crocheters

Lastly, there’s Ravelry, a social networking site for knitters and crocheters. With a huge following around the world, you’ll find this a useful starting point to get connected with other knitters all over the globe. Membership is free and you can store your designs and purchases on the site. You also have access to other members' portfolios for inspirations. Raverly is a user-driven content website not only for knitters and crocheters, but also designers, weavers, spinners, dyers or anyone connected to the industry.

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