Category Archives: Tools

Ultimate Knitting Needle Guide: the Best Material for You

knitting needle - Double pointed needles

Now you know a lot about needle types but what about their materials? Again there is a lot to choose from, and the material also affects your knitting and knitting experience. Nothing is right for everyone or even every project. Wood Wooden needles are light and flexible, and they feel warm in your hands (especially compared to metal needles). This… Read more »

Ultimate Knitting Needle Guide: What Is the Right Needle for You?

knitting needle - Straight needles / single pointed needles

There are tons of knitting needles out there. All kinds of sizes and shapes, materials, and lengths. As it is with many things, the “right” knitting needle is (in part) a matter of preference. How would a beginner know which needles to choose then? You can ask someone who can give you advise. The wonderful people at your nearest LYS… Read more »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 3: Chart editor software

4 different way to make knitting charts p3

And now in the third and last part of this series, I’ll give you the fourth way to make knitting charts and introduce a couple of chart editor or designer programs to you. None of these programs is for free but most of them have demos you can try out. I’ve randomly picked four programs that seemed interesting to me…. Read more »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 2: Browser tools

4 different ways to make knitting charts p2

Last week I told you all about how to make charts on your computer with office software and the like. This week I will show you two more ways to make knitting charts all from within your browser without having to install anything. There are two different types of software: chart generators and chart editors. Chart generators If you want… Read more »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 1: Office software & knitting fonts

4 different ways to make knitting charts p1

  As I’ve told you before, I am currently knitting up the socks I have designed. It’s slow going because the yarn is quite black and I mostly knit in the late evening when it’s dark. But I want to write up the pattern as I go along to post it on Ravelry at a later time as a free… Read more »