Check out the useful links below.  Not getting the answers you need?  Email our Vintage Knitting blogger at: [email protected] for answers, and she’ll write a post just for you!

Knitting Techniques

Knitting Help:
Sometimes words just aren't enough - this site offers excellent quality videos for basic and advanced techniques.

Techniques with Teresa:
 Wondering how, exactly, that arm is supposed to attach to the body of that sweater?  Curious about ways to improve your casting on and off?  This branch of the tree is wonderful for in-depth explanations of some of the most common beginner to advanced problems. 

TechKnitter's Blog:
Astonishingly helpful and technical resource, great for when you're advancing past the beginner stage.  Reading a pattern or blog and see some strange vocab?  TechKnitter can explain it for you - just search her blog!

Yarn Resources

Sweater Girl Knits Recycled Yarns:
Looking for the perfect yarn for your new pattern?  Check out my listings of recycled yarns!  Many vintage patterns use sport, dk, or fingering weight yarns.  Trust me, it is worth the extra time to follow the vintage gauge!  I know yarn this fine can seem awfully expensive, so join the movement to use recycled yarns!  I have deconstructed fine sweaters and wound them into center-pull balls ready to use.

KnitPicks: An online-only yarn store specializing in bringing consumers world-class yarns at great prices.

Alpca Direct: A great place to find good prices on many yarns found in your local yarn-store.  Worth a glance if you’re buying for a large project, especially since they offer free shipping on orders over $50.00

Knitters Review: This is a wonderful website providing detailed reviews of many yarns.  This site is especially useful if you’re buying yarn online.  Be sure to check out reviews of any yarn before purchasing it online to see if it lives up to the hype!

Vintage Yarn Chart: Use this chart to determine the yardage and weight of the vintage yarns called for in vintage patterns - but don’t feel that you have to match the yarn exactly (tweed for tweed, or wool for wool).  Consider the fiber’s appropriateness for the garment, but the most important thing to keep in mind is your gauge.  A modern yarn knit at the same gauge should slide into place without problem (see this article if you’re interested in changing gauges!)