Favorite Indy Dyers:
- Astral Bath Yarns
- At Bullard Farm
- Black Trillium
- Blue Moon Fiber Arts
- Briar Rose Fibers
- Hedgehog Fibres
- Indigo Moon Yarns
- Indieway Yarns
- Lamb’s Ears
- Miss Babs
- Spirit Trail Fiberworks
- Springtree Road
- Sundara Yarn
- Sweet Georgia Yarns
- Tanis Fiber Arts
- Three Irish Girls
- Urban Gypz
- Yummy Yarns
- Zen Yarn Garden
Favorite Online Accessory Stores:
- Knitshearbliss – bags, totes, pouches and more.
- madbird – bags, totes and wallets
- Zig Zag Stitches - handmade project bags and organizers for knitters
Favorite Online Magazines:
Online reference sources:
- How to Knit Short Rows – Great free tutorial taught by Carol Fellers
- Knit Picks tutorial collection
- Knitting Help – Great source for new knitters as well as knitters of all stages
- Knitting Pattern Central – Online Instructions
- Tech Knitting - Invaluable collection of in-depth, clear, illustrated explanations of knitting techniques
- Video tutorials at Knitting at Knoon
Sock Knitting Tutorials for Toe-Up:
- Judy Becker’s Magic Cast On for toe-up and here’s a YouTube Video for Judy Becker’s technique – Judy’s Magic Cast On.
- Wendy Johnson’s Tiptop Toes
- Learn to Knit Toe-Up Socks – step by step video tutorial
- How to Knit Toe-Up Socks by Heather Ordover. This is a free eBook download available on Raverly.
- Knitting Toe-Up Socks Video
- Two Toe-Up Socks On One Circular Needle Tutorial
I’ve listed so many wonderful knitting and fiber resources that I decided I could not forget about spinning. One thing I must mention, do not forget YouTube. There are so many wonderful “how to” videos available to learn how to spin using a hand spindle and using a spinning wheel. Another great source is KnittySpin and Spinning Daily.
Here is a small sampling of resources that is spinning related, which I hope you all find beneficial and/or helpful.
- The Joy of Handspinning – reference source and how to
- Paradise Fibers – great site for fiber, wheels, accessories and more
- Tricotin.com – reference source and how to
- The Woolery – great site for wheels, accessories and parts
- New Zealand Spinning Wheels – reference source dedicated to New Zealand wheels only and curated by Mary Knox
- The Spinning Wheel Sleuth – a quarterly publication that mainly covers antique and other early spinning wheels that are found throughout North America and Europe.
- From Ashford Wheels – How to Spin
- From Ashford Wheels – How to Ply