Rosewood Plaza, 501 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205
Robena DeMatteo, Shopkeeper
Spring & Summer class schedule is now available!
Fixing Mistakes & Learning New Techniques:
Need a little assistance after hours, or just looking to brush up on your technique? KnittingHelp is easy to navigate and full of helpful videos. Choose from beginner level learn-to-knit links, or more advanced finishing techniques including one-row buttonholes and double knitting. Need more clarification? There are free forums to post your questions in!
Garnstudio's website includes videos of knitting, crochet, and embroidery techniques. Gorgeous colors, careful motions, and best of all, you can watch them over and over again! Please note that these are silent videos, as Garnstudio is an international company serving many continents and languages.
This collection of videos is hosted on youtube.com. If you love your weekly KnitBits newsletter (don't know what we're talking about? Check it out here), you'll be blown away by the detailed tips and tricks here! There's even a video for setting in sleeves!
A video blog that offers clear videos of knitting and crochet stitches, all clearly explained and demonstrated by Johnny Vasquez. Follow him on his journey to master knitting and crocheting, and pick up a few new tricks for yourself!
Free Patterns in Our Yarns
Berroco Patterns for men, women, children, pets, and home! A fabulous resource!
Brown Sheep A selection of free patterns including felted bags.
Cascade Organized by yarn line, this site boasts TONS of great patterns!
Plymouth Garments, blankets, and more! A great assortment of patterns here!
Tahki Stacy Charles Stunning yarns and patterns alike. Spend a little time here!
And of course, check out ravelry.com for a tremendous community of knitters and crocheters, along with oodles of free patterns, forums, and knitalongs! Often called facebook for knitters, this site provides incredible resources!
Designers we LOVE
Anne Hanson A prolific designer and technical master, Anne offers patterns and clever blog entries that keep us coming back for more! A treat for the eyes AND needles.
Cookie A Best-known for her unique and imaginative socks, Cookie A has authored two excellent books and inspired countless knitters! Check out her site for upcoming workshops and appearances.
Kate Gilbert The first designer to come to Trumpet Hill, Kate has published several patterns in Interweave Knits and is now the Editor in Chief for Twist Collective, an online knitting magazine developed to support designers and writers.