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This Fair-Isle felted bag pattern is an easy pattern for learning two-color knitting. Felt the bag in the washer to make a soft and sturdy purse or knitting project bag. Options: You can knit the bag handles and attachment loops, or buy leather or plastic purse handles for a more formal look.
Dishcloth: This is a traditional pattern whose designer is unknown. I call it the Ubiquitous Dishcloth because almost every book and class teaches this dishcloth to its new knitters, and for good reason. It’s quick, cheap, and teaches you what you need to know so that you can move on to harder and more interesting projects.
Add an optional crocheted edging and loop to hang the dishcloth from.
This unisex headband/ear warmer is great for skiers, joggers, or cyclists—anyone who is out in the elements on a crisp winter morning.
It can also be used to cover up roots or dirty hair! Something you may have more often than a ski ticket.
Good for knitters just learning to combine knit and purl stitches and read a simple chart. There are written directions for those who choose not to use a chart.
Here is a free basic beginner generic sock pattern for toe-up socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop and the Fleegle Heel. Following Fleegle’s famous sock formula, written out in my own words and with all the detail you expect from a KnitFreedom pattern.
This towel is so full and fluffy that it’s actually luscious. It’s adapted from the Ubiquitous Dishcloth and will make for a slightly more interesting challenge.
To get the rectangle effect, you start increasing just as with the Ubiquitous Dishcloth. Then, you alternate an increase row with a decrease row until the towel is as long as you want. Then it’s decrease rows all the way home to make the edges come to a point.
Add an optional crocheted edging and loop to hang the towel from.
This basic Brioche hat is great for learning two-color brioche in the round. It features a no-roll brim that uses the Chinese Waitress Cast-On, it is completely reversible, and has a smooth star-shaped decrease at the crown.
This basic hat features an extra-wide ribbed brim that folds up double to keep ears warm. The top of the hat has a pronounced decrease pattern that makes the hat look rugged and stylish at the same time.
Another basic hat for practicing Magic Loop, plus a new decrease (S2KP). Plus reading your work… it’s a great hat for practice.
The Aspen Ice Hat is a fast and easy knit hat for one skein of extra bulky or thick-and-thin yarn. It features a wide garter-stitch brim and an easy openwork body that spirals to a generous pompom at the tip. The hat is knit in the round using handspun, bulky, or thick-and-thin yarn. Tip: You can hold two strands of yarn together if your yarn isn’t thick enough. Includes instructions for knitting in the round on Magic Loop.
This basic beginner hat pattern is great for learning Magic Loop. Comes with directions for a fitted or slouchy hat and written for worsted-weight yarn.
This hat is two hats connected by a provisional cast-on and folded one inside the other.
Two options are available for the top of the hat: squared-off decreases or spiral decreases.
Practice decreasing by making one of each! Then turn the hat to the side you prefer the most.
I invented this tiny key cozy pattern one day when I was showing my mom about Magic Loop.
She asked, “What is Magic Loop good for?”
I said, “It is especially good for knitting little tiny objects in the round, like glove fingers, arm warmers, and the tops of hats.”
Then, as inspiration struck, I asked, “Do you have a key? I’ll make a little sweater for it to demonstrate!” and the sock yarn key cozy pattern was born.
Here is a fun and hip legwarmer knitting pattern for you! Now you don’t need UGGs to be cool. Make yourself or a friend a pair of fabulous, cabled, knee-high knitted legwarmers! Finish off with chunky buttons and a twisted-cord tie. This is a charted legwarmer knitting pattern that includes instructions for making the buttonholes, cables, and the twisted-cord ties.
An easy chunky mitten pattern written for Magic Loop – featuring the World’s Best Mitten Thumb and a twisted-rib cuff. Perfect pattern for learning to knit mittens on Magic Loop, one- or two-at-a-time.
A basic Magic Loop mitten pattern designed for worsted-weight yarn – featuring the World’s Best Mitten Thumb and a snug ribbed cuff with an invisible cast-on edge. Mittens can be knitted one-or two-at-a-time on Magic Loop.
This unique felted moebius bowl pattern is the product of three generations of moebius bowls — inspired originally by Somersaulting Rim Bowl by Cat Bordhi.
This moebius bowl pattern is fun and slightly challenging — bet you’ve never done a moebius with five twists before! Combine Magic Loop with Moebius knitting to make the small bowl and you’ll be very proud of yourself.
This is a pattern designed by YOU to cover a cell phone. Fill out the yarn specifics once you’ve chosen a yarn and measured your gauge.
This is a pattern calculation designed to help you practice Magic Loop and designing very basic patterns.
The cast-on area at the bottom naturally leaves a space to plug in a charger.
This is a beginner scarf for knitters just learning to do 1×1 rib. To practice your knits and purls, make a ribbed scarf.
You can knit this scarf in either aran or bulky weight yarn. Using bulky yarn will make the project go faster, and the scarf will be a little bit more… well, bulky.
The scarf will be 4.5 inches wide whether you use aran or bulky yarn because you will be casting on a different number of stitches to compensate for the yarn thickness.
Brioche stitch can be heavy and dense – with this scarf, a laceweight yarn like Malabrigo is held double, getting you a cloud-soft brioche scarf for not very much money.
Practice your two-color flat brioche stitches with this simple brioche scarf for men.
The yarn is held doubled for this scarf.
Scarf includes 2 options for the double-knit design: large hearts or a checkerboard. You can learn to double knit from the written directions in the pattern.
This is a sport-weight scarf with a four-row lace repeat.
Actually, only one of those rows is a pattern row, which makes this a great lace scarf pattern for beginners.
Learn to do lace AND catch and fix all common beginner lace mistakes – I supply 4 free videos to help you learn.
Although I wouldn’t recommend knitting the scarf inside a movie theater, this pattern and the accompanying free videos will get you comfortable with Feather-and-Fan (Old Shale) lace.
The perfect scarf for learning how to knit. Watch videos every step of the way here: Free Learn-to-Knit Videos
A scarf that will take you 3 hours or less to knit. Using super-bulky yarn held double on size 35 needles, this will get you a scarf fast. Garter stitch may be for beginners, but your hands will get a workout on size 35 needles!
It’s so rugged and burly, I actually just like to call it “man-stitch.” Why? In a chunky yarn this is a perfect stitch for a guy’s scarf or sweater, and it’s super-easy – but not boring – to knit.
This is Jared Flood’s Noro Scarf Pattern, specified here to make a scarf 5.5 inches wide.
An easy mosaic throw pillow pattern that is perfect for beginners learning the mosaic knitting technique. If you can make stripes, you can make this pillow.
Choose a self-striping yarn to add to the number of colors without adding any effort.
This throw pillow is based (with permission) on the Aubergine Dreams Neck Warmer by Laura Dianiska.
With my modifications, the pattern is suitable for practicing many important beginner skills.
The pattern of elongated stitches rising vertically up the work is caused slipped stitches.
A good beginner pattern for those just learning how to slip stitches.
This “Faux Heel Flap” Toe-Up Sock pattern is an easy intermediate sock pattern written for Magic Loop. It has a fake heel “flap” that is knit in one piece with the rest of the toe-up sock. It also includes adjustments for high insteps or arches.
By popular demand! A basic toe-up sock pattern with a knitted-in heel flap that fits your heel snugly and that you can adjust for a high instep.
A beginner toe up baby sock pattern for Magic Loop. This is a great way to learn all the parts of knitting a toe-up sock, in a two-hour project. The pattern is written for aran-weight yarn so that your project goes even faster…
Here is a free basic beginner pattern for toe-up bulky weight socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop. Make a pair of socks in a day! A great gift. This sock pattern takes exactly one skein of Malabrigo Chunky, so you can make a pair of comfy, washable bulky weight socks for about $11.
Here is a free basic beginner pattern for fingering weight socks, toe-up socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop. It’s the one I use in all my classes, and my students always get great results.
Here is a free basic beginner super bulky sock pattern for toe-up socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop. You can seriously knit these socks in one day, and one skein of Malabrigo Rasta will just be enough!
A free basic worsted weight sock pattern for toe-up socks, knit one– or two-at-a-time, using Magic Loop. This is the pattern I use to teach sock-knitting to first-time sock-knitters, and they always get great results.
Here is a free basic beginner pattern for top-down bulky weight socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop. Make a pair of socks in a day! A great gift. This sock pattern takes exactly one skein of Malabrigo Chunky, so you can make a pair of comfy, washable bulky weight socks for about $11.
Top-down fingering-weight socks for beginners, written for one or two-at-a-time on Magic Loop.
Worsted-weight top-down socks for beginners. Written for one- or two-at-a-time on Magic Loop.
When I couldn’t find the perfect wall clock anywhere, I decided to knit my own! Thank you to all of the Ravelers who requested this pattern – here you go! Yes, this clock really works! It’s made using a clock movement from Michael’s craft store. You need three colors of scrap sock yarn and some nail polish or paint to paint the clock hands. The numbers are duplicate-stitched on, and you don’t have to weave in ANY ends.
A super-soft washcloth with an optional crocheted embellishment or monogram.