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30 Knitting Patterns You Can Start Working on Right Away

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If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that winter is coming and you’re going to need a scarf. And not only that, but a cap, a sweater, and cozy socks, too. While buying these items is always an option, it’s a lot more fun to make your own. The knitting community has exploded in popularity over the past two decades, and with social media, people are sharing their fiber creations as well as the patterns they used to make them. This presents the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in this craft to learn on their own.

Knitting patterns are the best way to hone your skills. Depending on what you create, they utilize techniques that range from basic stitches to the more complicated intarsia to the ultimate test—constructing socks. The conventional knitting wisdom is that if you can produce a toe and heel, you can conquer any design that comes your way.

Sifting through paid and free knitting patterns can take forever (so many choices!), so we’ve done the perusing for you and selected some of our favorites. They range in skills and applications, but whether you’re a beginner or put in hundreds of hours casting on and casting off, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.

Whether you’re a beginner knitter or put hundreds of hours into the craft, you’re sure to find something you love with our selection of knitting patterns below.

 

Clothing

 

Bubble Sleeve Cardigan

Knitting Patterns

Bummbul | $7.39

 

Chunky Sweater Vest

 

Knitted Beanie 

Knitting Patterns

Miskunn | $4.75

 

3-in-1 Button Boots

Knitted Slipper Patterns

Bekah Knits | $6.99

 

SUIR Fingerless Gloves

 

Fox Scarf

Knitting Patterns

Nina Führer | $7.28

 

Knit Turban Headband ⨯ The Roseaux

 

V Back Knit Sweater Pattern

 

Beginner Wrap Pattern

 

Cropped Top

 

Wolf or Fox Ears Hooded Bonnet

Knitting Patterns

Patterny | $3.50

 

Passerine Hat

 

Urban Snood

 

Hooded Jacket

 

Pullover Summer Sweater

 

Stylish Bralette

Bralette Knitting Pattern

SaraKnitsCo | $5.76

 

Converse-Inspired Slippers

Knitting Patterns

Reaverse | $6.17

 

Twirling Top

 

Not for Jogging Joggers

 

Reynard Socks

 

Forest Berry Jacket

Knitting Jacket Pattern

FabelVintage | $7.50

 

Zweig Sweater

Knitting Pattern

Zweig | $8.40

 

Home Goods & Accessories

 

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern

Knitateddy | $2.89

 

Mermaid Blanket

Knitting Patterns

Wool Affair | $4.14

 

Teeny Tiny Bunny

 

Oodles Basket

 

Tote bag ⨯ Black and White ⨯ The Maniche Tote

 

Kiko the Knitted Monster

 

Wendy the Whaap Bird

 

Throw Blanket

Knitting Patterns

Miskunn | $4.95

 

This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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