As we approach 2022, we optimistically look forward to the continued growth and creativity of the knitting community. The knitting community did not disappoint in 2021 and great things are on the horizon. We have added to our previous list of top 7 best knitting blogs and are rolling our our top 14 knitting blogs for the upcoming year. From vibrant yarns to unique patterns, and perfect techniques, knitting in 2022 is going to be fabulous.
There are so many from which to choose, but we put together a list of our favorites. Why are they our favorites? These blogs are fresh, frequently updated, full of yarn eye candy and always get our creative knitting juices flowing.
Ravelry is a favorite destination for knitters, crocheters, designers, and dyers to look for ideas and inspiration. Ravelry allows creators to keep notes about projects, explore the creations of others, find the perfect pattern and connect with others with the same passion for yarn. Their Eye Candy collection is incredible.
Norman has been knitting for 30+ years and is the owner of Nimble Needles. His blog is simple to read and includes patterns, tutorials, and product recommendations infused with his enthusiastic personality. We also love that Norman follows Zen Yarn Garden!
Modern Daily Knitting merges not only a worldwide community of knitters, but also fabulous writers who share a love of yarn. New patterns, advice, and a bit of comedy are what we love about this blog. They remind us of why we will never stop knitting. With at least one new blog post per day, it is easy to make visiting this blog a daily habit.
The Spruce is a great website for crafting, in general. Their blog dedicated to knitting is one of our favorites because of how unique their posts are. For example, one of their recent posts is titled, 10 Knitting Patterns Inspired by Outlander. They often infuse knitting and pop culture and we love it!
Tin Can Knits is the collaboration of two Canadian designers; Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel. This dynamic knitting duo shares clearly written patterns and heartfelt stories as they inspire other knitters in the most charming ways. Focusing mostly on modern designs and expressing a commitment to diversity and inclusion, this blog is at the top of our list.
Their tagline says it all- Knit. Crochet. Create. Nancy Queen started blogging about knitting in 1999 when she decided she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Her daughter and NobleKnits have grown up together. She has owned and operated brick and mortar retail yarn locations, moved her family across the US, and grown an online knitting business. Her honesty and authentic approach to creating is refreshing and we love her.
This knitting blog hits us right in the feels. Julie, the owner of Little Cotton Rabbits, started knitting as a way to cope with parenting a severely autistic son. Her blog is a gentle and heartfelt mix of blogging and autism awareness and we can't get enough. This blog has beautiful free patterns, patterns for toys and novelties, gorgeous photography and a ton of nostalgia.
This gem of a blog is owned by Kara Gunza, who has an actual Masters of Advanced Stitches & Techniques. That's enough to impress us. Focusing a bit more on crocheting than knitting, Petals to Picots still has an extensive section with beautiful free knitting patterns. Her chunky knit mittens and marina knit shawl are our favorites.
Marie Greene, owner of Olive Knits, was first introduced to knitting by her grandmother when she was 11 years old. From that moment on, she never put her needles down. She loves knitting and blogging so much that she actually loves Monday mornings. Her seamless sweaters are amazing, but how she supports her knitting community is even better. Her workshops are very popular and her passion for knitting is contagious.
We found The Twisted Yarnbecause the owner, Phil, is also a writer for Simply Knitting magazine and we thought that was fun. What we love most about this blog are the galleries of gorgeous knitting and also non-knitting photos. She offers some really great patterns, as well.
If you are looking for lifestyle stories about knitting told by real people, Brooklyn Tweed is the blog for you. As a company, they are passionate about high quality yarn made in the USA in support of the historic American textile industry. They are committed to equity and inclusivity and their blog posts demonstrate just that.
Gaye Glasspie, aka; the orange lady, is a self-described yarn addict and a true gem. She calls her blog, GG Made It, her "fiber diary" and she writes it in true diary form, letting us in to explore her love of fiber art. Her blog encourages everyone to start knitting because, in her words, "It's not hard. It's new."
Karen, the proprietor of Fringe Association, is ridiculously creative. She makes all of her own clothes and she enumerates her reasons here in this blog post. The photography included in the blog is stunning and she shares dozens of unique patterns for free.
Last but certainly not least, be sure to check in on our blog regularly. We post 3-4 blog posts per month packed with inspirations, ideas, and fun stuff for knitters. We can't wait to see what 2022 has in store for our knitting community!