If knitting is your passion or you’re looking to take up knitting this year, then this is the post you need to be reading. We featured Wool and the Gang in our “Want to start a new hobby in the new year?” post, but we feel like it’s time that they had a post all to themselves. This is a channel with more videos than you could ever imagine on knitting, techniques, tutorials and so much more! Plus, how cool is the name?
So, if you’re a total beginner and don’t really know where to start, Wool and the Gang have got you covered. While many channels are dedicated to making things and the techniques you need to do so, this channel is extremely beginner friendly, and you can find a ton of videos that go into great detail about how to get started. One of our favourites for newbies is the Top Ten Knitting Tips video, which is all about things like how to hold your needles and the types of yarn available. Once you’ve got to grips with the basics, you can move on to creating some knitted pieces and follow along with videos like this one, which shows you how to cast off.
While there is a lot of content for beginners to consume, you more experienced knitters are certainly not left out! There are many more videos aimed at advanced knitters, like this one, which is about how to knit cables, or this one, about making yarn from your old jeans – which sounds amazing, we must say! Recycling meets crafting and fashion – that sounds right up our street. So there’s a lot of videos for a spectrum of skill levels, meaning everyone can kick-start their knitting journey with a little help from Wool and the Gang.
While there are an abundance of videos on their channel, there is also an amazing site to go along with it! On there, you can find some pre-made knitted clothing, as well as knit kits and patterns that you can make at home. They even have a line of their own chunky yarn called Crazy Sexy Wool that we are head over heels for. The Dragonfly shade would make the most gorgeous hat and scarf set!
So whether you’re a beginner or a total expert, Wool and the Gang is a great resource for you to use. Their videos are totally free to watch and highly informative, and there’s a website that you can browse and purchase beautiful things from. If you’d like to see more from them, you can take a look at their Facebook page or their Twitter.