These are a few (but not all) of my favorite things... 

My Stuff

My designs on Ravelry

Knitting in general

This is where I learnt to knit.

Left handed mirrored knitting

Knitting Patterns

Online knitting magazine
 with gorgeous individually paid knitting patterns

Online knitting magazinewith interesting articles and free knitting patterns

Online knitting magazine
featuring free knitting patterns for kids garment and toys

Yarn and yarn shops

Knitting podcasts


This is an ever growing list of links to my favorite knitting techniques:

Circular knitting
Knitting on 2 circular needles-video courtesy of Cat Bordhi:

Part 1

Part 2

Cabling without a cable needle from Wendyknits

Casting on
Crocheted provisional cast-on from Stitchdiva

I always cast on using a crochet hook, as it is very even and eliminates the guesswork involved in using the long tail cast-on. The technique is just like in tutorial above, only using the project yarn instead.

Binding off
Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off explained by Cat Bordhi

Kitchener Stitch

And a picture tutorial from Stitchdiva, which includes instructions for the last few stitches of Kitchener as well

Garter Stitch Kitchener

See also Woolly Wormheads brilliant Kitchener Close Up on Kitchener for different types of knitting (this is a .pdf link)

Short Rows
I've never been happy with the result when using the wrap and turn method of making short rows.
Recently I've been using the Shadow Wrap method invented by Soctopus. It's brilliant! 

Stranded knitting (knitting with multiple colors)

The best tip of them all: 
Stretch you knitting out along your needles so that the stitches spread out. This ensures an even fabric and no puckering.

Such an aha! for me:

and a little video that demonstrates it:

Making color changes less visible: Meg's jogless jog from
Avoiding color changes completely: Spiraling stripes from

There's a brilliant feature on bust darts in Yarn Forward magazine issues 15 and 16 (which is digitally available)

I've also had great use of this little tutorial by Pricess Pea

Shirley Paden has written a wonderful article on shaping in lace for Vogue Knitting, which can be downloaded from her website:

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