Free Aran-Weight Patterns
Two-Color Basic Brioche Hat
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. The hat is reversible with perfect overlapping decreases at the crown.
Diamond Dishcloth/Potholder – Traditional – Worsted Weight
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.
Elegant Ribbed Scarf for Beginners – Aran or Bulky Weight
This is a beginner scarf for knitters just learning to do 1×1 rib. Knit this scarf in aran- or bulky-weight yarn. Using bulky yarn will make the project go faster, and the scarf will be a more… well, bulky. Use a kettle-dyed or variegated yarn to make a simple scarf completely elegant.
Toe-Up Socks – Baby – Aran Weight
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.