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Despite many checks unfortunately there will still be some errors that appear in Debbie Bliss books. Some of the errata that appear here will have been corrected in any subsequent reprints. Debbie Bliss has also included text which may help you with some of the more advanced projects that some knitters have found more challenging.

Cast On
A fabulous Knitting Podcast that I (and thousands more) listen to when knitting, relaxing, in the car, just about anywhere. Brenda Dayne has a fabulously soothing voice, and coupled with her knitting talk and excellent choice of music, this really is something you should try to listen to!

Yarn & Sizes Guidelines
The publishers, fibre, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council of America have worked together to set up a series of guidelines to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels. Their goal is to make it easier for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully.

Knitting Help
Over 150 free knitting videos to help you learn great knitting techniques!

Knitters Review Article On How The Wool Shack Began!
Read about how TWS was born!

Knitters Review
A fabulous website that reviews yarns, books, patterns and knitting tools. Lots of forums and knitting polls. A great source of reference and inspiration.

The Knitting Guild Association
Love to Knit? The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) with its individual members and local knitting guilds is dedicated to promoting and teaching knitting. You're invited to attend regional conferences and subscribe to CAST ON magazine.

Sock Knitters
A great resource to get you started in sock knitting, or give you inspiration and guidance if you are an experienced sock knitter.


Knitting Needles
Imperial Metric
US Size
14 2.00 0
13 2.25 1
12 2.50 -
12 2.75 2
11 3.00 3
10 3.25 3 & 4
9 3.50 -
9 3.75 5
8 4.00 6
7 4.50 7
6 5.00 8
5 5.50 9
4 6.00 10
3 6.50 10.5
2 7.00 10.5
1 7.50 11
0 8.00 11
00 9.00 13
000 10.00 15
4 ply5 plyFingering
Double Knitting8 plySportweight
Aran12 plyKnitting Worsted
Chunky14 plyBulky

Knitting Pattern Abbreviations

st ststocking stitch (1 row K, 1 row P)
garter stgarter stitch (K every row)
yfwdyarn forward
yrnyarn round needle
cncable needle
RSright side
WSwrong side
sl1slip one stich
pssopass slip stitch over
p2ssopass 2 slipped stitches over
tblthrough back loop
M1make one stitch by picking up horizontal loop before next stitch and knitting into the back of it
yonyarn over needle

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