Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Blind Knitting

A conversation got me looking for resources on knitting while blind, so I thought other folks would enjoy these.


Resources for blind knitting:

Kudos to Lionheart, a yarn company that offers patterns in large print and Braille, and they also carry a how-to book on learning to knit while blind (written by a blind knitter).

http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/knitting-by-touch-the-touch-of-yarn-by-davey-hulse/

https://fingeringyarn.com/2019/05/08/getting-started-knitting-resources-for-blind-and-low-vision-knitters/

https://www.horizons-blind.org/gadget-gallery/

https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/Knitting-Patterns-Audiobook-Listeners

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rowan/marjorie-crafts.html

https://www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/lists-nls-produced-books-topic-genre/listings-on-narrow-topics-minibibliographies/needlework/

http://www.brailleauthority.org/crafts-hobbies/Guidelines%20for%20Transcribing%20Knit%20and%20Crochet%20Patterns.pdf


Tips for knitters who have recently gone blind:

https://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/recreation-and-leisure/arts-and-crafts/sewing-and-embroidery/knit-your-life-back-together/12345

https://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/recreation-and-leisure/arts-and-crafts/sewing-and-embroidery/knitting-and-crochet/12345

http://blog.cnib.ca/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=770

Sadly I could not find "learn how to knit" instructions for blind people online, but at least those exist in various formats.
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