Yarn Resources - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Your best yarn resource, first of all, is to find your local yarn shop and go in. Do not be afraid to talk to people, do not be afraid to ask questions. Knitters tend to want to help other knitters so, you should not be shy. The best online resource that, if your a knitter you probably know about but if your not, you should look into to, is ravelry.com. It is filled with knitters and crocheters. It has free patterns, it has pay-for patterns but, it also has forms and groups. So, if you have questions about a pattern or about a yarn, you can post the questions online. And, people tend to respond within a day or two. I tend to go on there if I am looking to buy a yarn, to see what the reviews for the yarn are. Does it peel? Is it going to stretch once I wash it? Can I wash it in the machine? All that information, people tend to put comments in on yarn and you can find out really quickly how well a yarn is going to work for you.