Using Pinterest for Knitting Inspiration

I love pinterest. I do. I actually begged for an early invite and got in early :-).  I love browsing it for knitting inspiration, finding new patterns, picking out colors and styling too.

You can take a look at my boards here.

Color

I am not a natural at picking out colors that go together all the time, so I cheat.  I just search for the keyword “colors” or “color scheme“.  Sometimes just looking at all the beautiful color combinations inspires me to design something not just pick out colors.

Pinterest Color Scheme

Patterns

As a designer it is always useful to look at what other people like, it is like looking at what is trending or what is “in” at the moment.  I also find a lot of great patterns I would love to knit or crochet.  There are lots of great knitting boards to follow like:

Judith Baer‘s boards, she has everything so organized by type of project.

Megan Goodacre‘s boards, who is known as tricksyknitter.

Annie Bee’s Warm Woollen Mittens board.

Pinterest Knitting Pins

Techniques

I have learned a few new techniques I might not have otherwise come by from randomly browsing on pinterest.  It is always a good idea to keep an eye open for new things. New techniques inspire new patterns and new projects.

Pinterest Knitting Techniques

Styling your item

I also look at non knitting related boards and pins to get more styling ideas.  The layering or pairing bright tights with neutral clothes and things I would never have thought of if I hadn’t seen them.

Pinterest Style

Finding Yarn

This one is pretty simple.  To be honest sometimes I just enjoy the eye candy for no reason other than it makes me happy

Pinterest Yarn

How do you use Pinterest? Any favorite boards?

 

Comments
  • Annie Bee April 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I love using Pinterest for knitting inspiration — and I was thrilled to see my Warm Woollen Mittens board mentioned in your post! (Excuse me while I go SQUEE for a moment. Ahem.)

    My sister did something brilliant for me recently: she used my Pinterest boards to actually create a wardrobe colour scheme for me. It was a really great exercise! She did a guest-blog post about it: http://anniebeeknits.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/colourriot-guest-post-your-wardobe-colour-palette/

    • jessyz April 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Oh my! I am a huge huge fan of your board I think it is awesome. I am going to go squee now that you saw this and took the time to comment. I love your wardrobe idea, your sister is brilliant

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