While knitting has been around for a very long time, Knitting.com is a brand new crafty community! Our goal is to give brand new knitters all the encouragement, community, and resources to craft with confidence. If you’ve never touched a pair of knitting needles in your life, you’re in the right place.
Our beginner-friendly library of patterns, tutorials, and how-to’s is growing all the time. From first stitches, dropped stitches (GASP!), and all the great crafty chaos in between we’re working to give you all the tools you need. The best part is that we’re growing our collections at the same time you’re learning. Because we’re new here too you can expect to find exciting new resources every time you check back in.
Not finding what you need? Let us know!
Crafting Starts With Community
The biggest joy is getting to share your projects (and mistakes) with other crafty people!
We love a good knit night at a local yarn store, a zoom crafternoon, or an active group online. We’ll be sharing our makes on Instagram and Facebook using #ratherbeknitting. We’d love to see yours too!
What We Do Better
We’re here for brand new never-held-needles-before knitters!
There are so many fantastic resources for knitters online. It’s never been easier to learn and get inspired! Our goal is to be the best resource for beginner knitters. What are all these abbreviations? Why does blocking matter? Can’t I just skip that step? We’re here to answer all of these questions.
We want to make knitting a joy to learn for everyone. All of our tutorials are available in a range of formats to make learning easier and saving them for later a snap. We’ve added closed captions to our videos, noted when a pattern or series of instructions is written with hand-dominance in mind, and we’ll be rounding out our patterns with a wide range of sizes from the start.
Have a suggestion for us? We’d love to hear it.
Meet the Team
I picked up my first knitting needles 20 years ago and I’ve been churning out sweaters, socks, and teeny tiny baby sweaters as fast as my needles can go.
I learned how to cast on and knit from a family friend over a summer visit and then taught myself from a combination of vintage books, knitty.com, and many, many hours of trial and error ever since. I love that there’s always something new to learn!
My favorite projects are knit toys and I’m always on the hunt for cute new patterns to make for the littlest kiddos in my family. Find me on Ravelry!
I’m the resident project manager for Knitting.com! Like many others, I picked up my first pair of knitting needles during the pandemic (I may also have picked up a ukelele, but that’s a story for another time!).
On a sunny island like mine, knitting isn’t actually something that people commonly pick up. So, as a beginner in the craft, I’ve had to rely a lot on video tutorials and online forums. This is why I’m super motivated to build Knitting.com together with my team.
I’d love to one day knit a few cute throw blankets and cushions!
I’ve been crocheting for decades, but I stumbled across knitting during a trip to Singapore 6 years ago. It was there, in a nondescript craft store while learning from a thickly-accented auntie, where I fell in love with knitting…and maybe Singlish too!
Everything about knitting excites me, from the color and texture of yarn or the feel of new knitting needles. I also admit that I’ve spent many hours pouring over patterns.
My favorite projects to knit are socks! But I also like taking on bigger, more complex projects like blankets or shawls. I like testing my own limits. My favorite place to be is lost in the middle of a knitting challenge — my little solitary paradise.
Work With Us
We’re excited to find ways to connect with designers, test knitters, and our fellow fiber enthusiasts. We’re busy behind the scenes making new videos, patterns, tutorials, and fun posts to share with new knitters. A big part of our mission is to partner with the people who have worked hard to create a vibrant crafty community for knitters.
We would love to hear from you if you’re in the craft industry and are interested in joining us on this new adventure! We’re committed to fair, paid compensation for our partnerships and we’ll be launching a page just for our partners soon. In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in working with us via our contact us page.