knitting links

knitting resources and links


knitty (online) magazine


online knit communities

wooly thoughts yahoogroup
wooly thoughts site
subversive yarn


knitted toys
Squid Hat
Chicken hat
Knit Spider
Knit Veggies
Knit Dinos
Jess Hutchison - Her pattern booklet is fantastic!! but now out of print (i have a copy)
Fish Afghan

good technique for making stuffed toys


geek knitting

thomasina's Guide to Geeky Knitting

thomasina's ideas - geek knitting

Geology and Paleontology

* Microscale: Genetics and Microbiology
* Macroscale: Anatomy and Ecology


* General
* Topology
* Probability, Chaos, and Fractals
* Sequences and Geometry
* Tessellation

Computer Science
All blog entries in Geeky Knitting

Ravelry's Geek Craft group project list

Avital's geek knitting page


mathematical knitting

toroidalsnark - the Home of Mathematical Knitting
(sarah-marie's mathematical knitting pages)

Wooly Thoughts - Mathematical knitting


blogs & organisations / links

Lisa G - she makes her own needles and sells yarn & has markets in North Sydney

Lisa G's blog

Women of Fibre

New Zealand's Wearable Art competition

TAFTA : The Australian Forum for Textile Arts

textile event listings for NSW

the Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association

Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists

Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW

Avital's fiber page


patterns on the web

bag minder (plastic bag holder)


The Art of Knitting : Inspirational Stitches, Textures, and Surfaces by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne (Author), Sandy Black (Translator) has some beautiful examples of experimental / art knitting - many are inspired by nature too.

eg here's a few pics from the book :

Unexpected Knitting by Debbie New is excellent also

and Contemporary Knitting: For Textile Artists by Ruth Lee is great too

Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists by Karen Searle

also available from Voyageur Press

Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects by sarah-marie Belcastro (Editor), Carolyn Yackel (Editor)



Recycling Yarn & Unravelling thrift store garments to reuse the yarn


art & guerrilla knitting
subversive yarn
art yarn
I heart Kings Cross
reef knot
knitta please
yarn bombing
knitty graffity
knit the city


Machine Knit Yarn Resources page
wooldancer etsy store and wooldancer website
all the pretty fibres etsy store


OTN - on the needles (at home)

this is the new pattern I'm trying kate - they knitty kitty - another Jess Hutchison pattern

Jess' etsy store with plushies from her recent art exhibitions

and knitted robots page

yarn stores

Wild & Wooly - in Devonport, Auckland. this is a really nice yarn store. the owner is really helpful and friendly. prices are good. a good range of yarn, projects with matching yarn and examples. I think they do classes too. if you're in Auckland, take the ferry - Devonport's great for coffee and the store is a short walk up the street from the cafes so it's a nice day out. they have an online store also & take international orders. and of course, the New Zealand yarn is top quality

Morris & Sons / Tapestry Craft - Sydney city. huge range of great quality yarns. helpful staff. best to go during the sales as the prices are quite exxxy. it's really busy in winter and during the sales. great range of bamboo needles too - especially circulars, though you pay a premium for them. they hold classes and workshops. and have an online store too. great selection of pattern books too.

lincraft - sydney city, parramatta & other suburbs. the parramatta store has a great selection of cheap bamboo needles. I haven't been into the city store yet - hope to soon. there's a wide selection of yarn, but I've found it tends to be the cheaper & more garish styles. though it's good for bargain hunting and standard yarn. I buy most of my needles here as they're usually MUCH cheaper eg <$10 compare to $10-$20 in the other yarn stores

Greta's Handcraft - Lindfield, north Sydney - I haven't been to the store but I've heard it's great. and the website has lots of goodies. I keep meaning to make it there - will one day! - online store for crafters to sell their creations, and there are many handspun yarn sellers here too

wool dancer - I bought some yarn and a yarn dyeing kit from wool dancer at the 2009 glebe fair. great quality. original styles and colours. and dyeing kits are fun - for adults and children. Michelle also holds yarn spinning classes in the Blue Mountains and workshops. I'd love to go to one of these, but haven't had the time yet. there is also a wool dancer etsy store

Wollmeise - a German yarn store - the yarns are dyed by the owner. beautiful colours. but very expensive, especially with postage to Australia. read the FAQ for info & best quantities to buy for shipping considerations

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