I just found the TECHknitting blog, and I daresay it's one of the best howtoknit blogs I've seen so far.
The blog appealed to the geek in me. It's not so much a how-to, although it is a how-to site. It really probes into the process itself, looks into theories about knitting, and puts a technical (ah!) spin (ah! - that's for the yarn makers) on knitting.
It seems trivial, but it really does make a difference when you realize that it's knot (ah!) your fault that you're knitting a scarf in stockinette and it curls up into a tube. Check it out: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/03/mysteries-of-knitting-part-1-tale-of.html
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The graphics are clear and economical (not a whole lot of flourishes - it looks like the graphics in a good woodworking book), and the instructions are easy and conversational. It can get technical at times, but the author manages to explain the really technical ones with a picture.
I really recommend this to beginners, and even the expert ones who know what they're doing, but are craving for an analytical take on knitting. I hope Darryl puts the this site up as a source.