Monday, September 20, 2010

Handout for Knitting Class

You’ve got to be knitting

Yarn, Equipment and Information Suppliers

Custom Woolen Mills  yarn, spinning fibre, a local Alberta supplier

Elann Vancouver based, bargain yarns, patterns and needles

Knitpicks source  of the needles I use for classes,  good yarn and books too

Shuttleworks just south of Calgary, great store, yarn, books

Ram Yarn Coop source of the yarn used for classes, great people

Techknitting is a blog that has had more than a million viewers, great information

 Learning to Knit is the site put up by the craft yarn council,  a nonprofit organization of most of the big yarn companys

Elizabeth Zimmermann founded Schoolhouse Press in the 50's and it is still going strong, yarn, books, advice.  She and her husband collected schoolhouse, hence the name.
 Russian knitting is taught at this site,  I haven't learned this method yet. But someday.

Raverly is a huge social web site, you must be a member to use it but I encourage everyone to become members

Books and DVDS are available here by these and other writers
Elizabeth Zimmermann, Sally Melville, Debbie New and Barbara walker

One of the best local resources, a week long adult summer camp