To get answers to your questions about knitting and crochet:
- Try using Google with a few keywords about your question or problem. Often the best site answering your question will be on the first page of search results.
- YouTube is also a popular source for help because people provide answers and show knit and crochet techniques via video. You can search YouTube using keywords just as if you were using Google.
- Remember that most patterns are not written for the convenience of the user. Reputable yarn companies and knitwear designers will have sources for corrections to their patterns.
- Don’t forget your Local Yarn Shop! Any yarn retailer worth their salt will be happy to answer your questions and help you with your projects. While I respect yarns shops that make the choice to only assist customers who have purchased from them, I fundamentally disagree. Helping someone is creating an opportunity for a repeat customer.
- Find a local knitting guild. Check your local libraries, places of worship, and rec centers for knitting classes.
- For all things knitting and crochet, you cannot beat Ravelry.com. You will find it most useful when you become a member, and it’s free. Here is how the organizers describe the site: “Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration.” It has thousands of members and offers forums where you can search and post inquiries.