Some Online Resources For Knitters

All I can say on this one, is WOW!

From my textile co-conspirator Hannah Wallace

Some very useful knitting calculators

A sleeve cap calculator that addresses all four variables...front, back, sleeve cap shape and height.

Using short rows in the round to shape the shoulders

stripe generator:

fair isler links:

Knitters graph paper:

I'll add on as new stuff arrives. Keep me posted if a link breaks or dies.


lace charts:

writing multi-sized patterns:

charting simple cables:

Project Guttenberg: free electronic books of all kinds
Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks).

the Antique Pattern Library:
scanned and uploaded in PDF form - free books with patterns for crochet, knitting, tatting, embroidery, needle lace and other kinds of needlework.

4 vintage knitting books:

books about needlework, alphabets, monograms, and samplers.

historic knitting patterns:

history of men who knit

american Red cross wartime knits:

Homework 1891
Sarah Bradberry's fabulous site that translates "Homework," a knitting manual from 1891, into contemporary knitting terms.

vintage knitting patterns

Victoria & Albert Museum - London - knitting

UK Knitting & Crochet Guild - historical collection

Historic Knitting and making the Gunnister purse

notes on 18th century knitting

yahoo discussion group for historic knitting

1884 knitted lace sample book - a lace knitter's blog with charted lace patterns

2 feature articles
stitches in time
History 101

an amazing costume site - suppliers - NO KNITTING (except one ref to Annie Modesitt)

revolutionary war knitting patterns - they have the Gunnister gloves pattern

great site for searching for out of print books

For Science/Math Nerdistas - VERY INTERESTING
here is where I found out about it:

here is the site:


New York Built's picture

Just in case you had nothing to do Memorial Weekend!

“There are those that do and those that don’t”
“Those that will and those that won’t”

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

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twistknit's picture

Holy Moly - That's alot of helpfulness! How awesome are you!?

mrossnyc's picture

Thanks for all of these great links!

ksmarguy's picture

Holy Crap guy! Thanks alot for those. I have not visited any yet but see several that could come in very handy.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yowza, Mark...thanks very much for putting this together. All sorts of goodies for a knitting fanatic. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

daveballarat's picture

Not sure that it is a memorial weekend here ... but will be a memorable one if I get all the knitting done that I intend to do...

Your references are greatly appreciated... I am just a beginner but over anxious to often overreaching ... so these websites will be very helpful, thanks.

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