If you love knitting, you’ll adore knitting blogs. There’s no better way to get free knitting patterns, keep in touch with your fellow knitters, and come up with new knitting ideas to get you excited about your craft all over again! Depending where you live, you might feel like the only knitter in the world. Following — or creating — knitting blogs can be the perfect way to find a sense of community. Not to mention share a lot of fun ideas and get some new ones of your own. Check out these blogs and have fun browsing their resources.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for free knitting patterns, searching for inspirational knitting stories, or thinking about ways to use knitting to help others. Knitting for Charity has it all. The site focuses on how to use your knitting as a service project, but there are also plenty of free patterns and fun tips, advice, and other useful items — you just can’t miss with Knitting for Charity, my favorite of all knitting blogs.
Chick Knits’ knitting blog has a lot of great ideas, fun commentaries, and links to free patterns. You’ll enjoy following along with these knitting adventures, and you’ll find lots of useful content on the rest of the Chick Knits site, too.
My favorite knitting blogs are entertaining AND useful, and Carrieoke manages to hit both of those goals. Her blog is fun to read, well designed, and offers great tips and hints to all sorts of knitters — and sewers too, for those of you who double craft. Carrieoke is a pretty popular site, so it’s also a good place to network with other knitters.
Although Ravelry isn’t a blog in the strictest definition of the word, it’s a fantastic resource for knitters. Think of it like a knitters’ Facebook, a place to meet other people who enjoy knitting, share ideas, and basically have fun. Many people who run knitting blogs are also Ravelry members, so if you’re thinking of starting your own, this is the place to begin. There are literally thousands of knitting blogs on the net, but if you start with these four you’ll have a great basis for building up your network.