Check out Debbie Stoller's book, Stitch 'n Bitch : The Knitter's Handbook. It's full of knitting tips, how-to's and anecdotes. There is also a load of patterns for fun projects by knitters from all over the world, including some who have sites linked on this links page. You'll also find a raglan sweater pattern ("Peppermint Twist") by me in the book.

Check out Mason-Dixon knitting and their book Mason-Dixon Knitting. It's full of awesome knitting patterns and stories. You'll also find a short little story about me and my obsession with finishing in the book!

Places I frequent.

Knitting/Crochet Resources:

Common Threads' Knitting Videos * [a favorite!]
Crochet Me
Dictionary of Knitting Terms
Head Huggers
Knitting Help (free videos)
Knitting Stitch Library
Knitting - Victoria and Albert Museum
Knitting Videos by Knitpicks
Reading Japanese Graphical Charts
Vintage Images of Knitting and Knitters
Standard Body Measurements/Sizing
Yarn Over - Lace Knitting
Yarn Standards

How-to's I like:

Cable without a cable needle
Convert needle sizes
Knit rick rack
Knit with two circulars
Sew fabric lining into a purse (pdf)
Wrap stitches for short rows

Books that taught me to knit:

Knitter's handbook
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Big Book of Knitting

Favorite patterns, yarn and tools:

ChicKnits Boutique
Rike's Wollmaus
Common Threads

Knitters' sites and designers:

Knitting Geek
Wendy's Knitting
Fresh Baked Goods
Kim Hargreaves
Debbie Bliss
monster crochet

Free knitting patterns:

Lana Grossa: Model of the Month
Vintageous Knitting
Free Vintage Patterns
Crystal Palace
Lion Brand Free Patterns
Les tricots de NetMadame
more links to free patterns!

Knitting and fashion humor:

Gem Sweater
Tree Sweater
go fug yourself


Crafting Japanese
Sublime Stitching
Martha Stewart
Rosa Pomar's Dolls

I sew, too!

Sense and Sensibility
Singer Sewing Resources

Fashion & Costume History

Fashion Collections - V&A Museum
Costume at Metropolitan Museum of Art
La Couturière Parisienne
Godey's Lady's Book
Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion
Costumer's Manifesto
Elizabethan Costuming Page
Regency Fashion Page
Vintage Textile Gallery

Site credits:

Hosted at Dreamhost since April 1999
Movable Type
links I posted 04/11/2003
...and much time and effort.