The patterns below include are for a wide-range of knitting skills.
These bulky weight slippers are a great way to learn how to knit two at a time toe up socks. They’re also a quick knit that makes a great gift!
This newborn baby sock pattern, knit toe up, is also great practice for learning to knit socks.
These are my favorite toe up sock patterns for baby socks, slippers, and adult socks in worsted and fingering weight yarn. Plus my best tips for sock yarn and more!
Get the free pattern for this beautiful Fall Leaves Shawl. Instructions are provided for how to customize the shawl, along with a video demonstration of how of to knit the lace.
This cute little mitten Christmas ornament is a quick knit that comes together easily. It’s knit flat and then stitched together.
I designed the Traveller’s Cowl to coordinate with the Traveller’s Hat pattern by Sue Jackson. This advanced beginner project is quick, easy, and turns out great. It works well with stripes, as shown here, or would be equally nice in a single color of yarn, either solid or verigated. I used Madison, an aran weight yarnContinue reading “Traveller’s Cowl Pattern”
The Traveller’s Hat is a very easy beginner knit pattern if starting with the long-tail cast on, or is perhaps an advanced beginner or intermediate project if using the circular tubular cast on, which I recommend. It’s a slouchy hat that works well for both men and women. The hat is knit in wide stripesContinue reading “Traveller’s Hat Pattern and Video”
The Jaye Hat is an easy pattern for a very popular, gender neutral slouchy hat. A unique feature is a double thick brim that’s very warm for cold climates. Here are some modifications you may want to consider: If you live somewhere with a mild climate, you may want a single layer brim instead. ToContinue reading “Jaye Hat Pattern”
This Tivoli Slouch Hat is adorable, easy to knit, and comes together quickly. The hat in the photo above was knit with Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in the Grand Canyon color. It’s knit in the round on 16″ size 8 circular needles and finished with size 8 double pointed needles (DPNS). You’ll also need aContinue reading “Tivoli Slouch Hat Pattern”
This great pattern (available for free on Ravelry) is fun to knit and the finished mug cozy and matching coaster are very cute! They come together quickly, are easy enough for beginning knitters, and make great gifts. I knit mine with Eco Highland Duo by Cascade Yarns, which is a light worsted that is extremelyContinue reading “Woven Mug Cozy and Coaster Patterns and Video”
A Garter Stitch Coaster is great for a would-be-knitter’s very first project. It’s relatively simple while still teaching several important skills that all knitters use. This one uses the continental cast on, knit stitches to make garter stitch fabric, and a simple bind off method. The pattern is available to download, and the video belowContinue reading “Garter Stitch Coaster Pattern and Video”
I made this Coco Knits Sweater from her Sweater Workshop as a class offered by my local yarn store, Yarnatopia. It was a little more complicated than I might have wanted to tackle on my own the first time, but was great to do as part of a class. The book, worksheet, and colored stitchContinue reading “Coco Knits Sweater Pattern”
In my family, we have a long tradition of knitting or crocheting a gift when someone is having a baby. This Sunny Baby Blanket is my go-to pattern for when I want to knit a blanket. It’s easy enough for beginning knitters yet doesn’t look like a simple pattern. My best tip for success isContinue reading “Sunny Baby Blanket Pattern”
This Weekend Scarf pattern is very fast and easy to knit, and was indeed able to be finished in a weekend (that I didn’t do anything except binge watch Harry Potter movies.) It’s a great pattern for beginning knitters. The loops are created through a combination of yarn overs and dropped stitches. I knit mineContinue reading “Weekend Scarf Pattern and Video”
I love, love, love this Vancouver Fog Fingerless Gloves pattern! One Christmas I made a pair of these for all the women in my family. It’s a great pattern for practicing cables as well as the circular tubular cast on for 2×2 rib and Jenny’s stretchy bind off. The pattern includes both short and longContinue reading “Vancouver Fog Fingerless Gloves Pattern”
The pattern for Cables with a Twist Ear Warmers is a great one for learning to do cable knitting. It’s a small project that knits up quickly using chunky yarn, and the finished ear warmers are beautiful. They also make a great present – perhaps a stocking stuffer. I like to use the provisional castContinue reading “Cables with a Twist Ear Warmers Pattern”
I had this Stone Point Poncho pinned for two years before I got around to making it, and love it as much as I thought I would. It’s a really fun pattern to knit with just enough interest to not be boring and just enough repeat to the pattern to be able to knit whileContinue reading “Stone Point Poncho Pattern”
This Snowdrift Infinity Cowl is such a beautiful pattern. It’s a little complicated for a beginner, and very helpful to use a lifeline because it’s hard to pick up the stitches correctly if you need to go back and fix a mistake. But once you get the hang of it, it’s fun to knit andContinue reading “Snowdrift Infinity Cowl Pattern”
This Loose Knit Infinity Scarf is great for beginning knitters, and is one of two scarves I wear the most often. Yarn overs and dropped stitches create the open loops in the scarf. Using a provisional cast on and three-needle bind off help create a beautiful seam where the ends come together.
Fisherman’s rib is a very interesting stitch that makes a very nicely squishy fabric, perfect for a scarf. The Seafaring Scarf pattern I used also includes a very helpful video on how to knit fisherman’s rib. It’s likely considered an advanced beginner’s project. In this narrower version to wear as an outdoor scarf with myContinue reading “Fisherman’s Rib Scarf Pattern”
I love this Baable Hat pattern! I’m also planning to knit the matching mittens. This was my first stranded colorwork project, and was a great one for learning. First I taught myself to knit English (holding the yarn in the right hand), in addition to my usual Continental style (holding the yarn in the leftContinue reading “Sheep Hat Pattern”
I adore the pattern for these little Mini Weasley Sweater Ornaments, as I adore all things Harry Potter. Each Christmas I make an ornament for all 12 people in my immediate and immediately-extended family, and this was the one a couple years ago after we all visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at UniversalContinue reading “Mini Weasley Sweater Ornaments Pattern and Video”
The February Lady Sweater was the first sweater I knit and was a great pattern to use. (Well, it was the first sweater I knit if we don’t count these Weasley Sweater Ornaments.) I always try to do top down sweaters so I can try them on for fit as I go. The lace workContinue reading “February Lady Sweater”
These cute coffee cup coasters are a really nice small project to learn how to do double knitting. Double knitting is a technique that gives you a two-sided project, each in stockinette. The finished project is completely reversible and great for interesting color work. It’s often used for scarves, or in this case coasters. elow areContinue reading “Double Knit Coffee Coasters”
These Garter Stitch Ear Warmers make a great beginning knit project because, in addition to the headband knit in garter stitch, they have a small decorative band knit in stockinette. Plus the pattern knits up quickly and looks great!
This Beginner’s Knit and Purl Fingerless Gloves pattern is an ideal project for a beginning knitter. Knit on straight needles with worsted weight yarn and then stitched together, each glove works up quickly and has an interesting texture. There’s also a matching Beginner’s Knit and Purl Hat pattern. You can view the original pattern, orContinue reading “Beginner’s Knit and Purl Fingerless Gloves Pattern and Video”
If you can knit and purl, you can knit this Beginner’s Knit and Purl Hat. Knit on straight needles and stitched together, it also provides good practice following a pattern. There is also a matching pair of fingerless gloves. Knit with worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles, it’s a great beginning knit project.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan, which is easy to see if you spend time looking through my Gallery. This Harry Potter scarf is a great beginning knit project that is knit in the round on 16″ size 8 needles and gives the knitter practice changing colors of yarn. Knitting in the round createsContinue reading “Harry Potter Scarf”
This Twisted Headband is a great beginning knit project knitted in garter stitch. The pattern is below (free PDF download at the bottom of the page), and you can watch a video that walks you through the whole project step-by-step. You only need to know how to cast on (I suggest the Continental Cast On),Continue reading “Twisted Headband Pattern and Video”
The pattern for these knit stocking ornaments comes with three variations. Knit on straight needles and then stitched together, they’re simple enough for beginning knitters yet look very cute on the Christmas tree.
This Christmas Bell pattern is easy to knit even for a very beginning knitter. It’s knit flat and then stitched together. The loop is made with a crochet chain, but could just as easily be made with a loop of yarn or ribbon.
This is a very interesting knit stitch, and this scarf was actually the second project I ever knitted (although I had 30 years of crochet behind me at that point.) I liked it because it’s a pattern that works well in variegated yarn (plus the name is adorable – Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks.) I knitContinue reading “Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks Scarf”
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