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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.
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.
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.
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. Design your own socks in any size, for any weight or gauge of yarn.
All Free Knitting Patterns
When I wore these bulky cabled legwarmers in New York City, they were turning heads left and right. You don’t need UGGs to be cool. Just knit these fabulous, cabled, knee-high knitted boot covers. Finish off with oversize buttons and a twisted-cord tie. Pattern includes cable chart.
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 dressier look.
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.
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.
This unisex headband/ear warmer is great for skiers, joggers, or cyclists—anyone who is out in the elements on a crisp winter morning. 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.
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.
Chinese Waitress Cast-On. The hat is reversible with perfect overlapping decreases at the crown.
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.
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.
This beginner hand-towel pattern is so full and fluffy that it’s actually luscious. To get the rectangle effect, use alternating increase and decrease rows until the towel is as long as you want. Add an optional crocheted edging and loop to hang the towel from.
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.
An easy mosaic throw pillow pattern that is perfect for beginners learning the mosaic knitting technique. If you can knit and purl, 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.
A super-soft washcloth with an optional crocheted embellishment or monogram.
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 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.
Brioche stitch can be heavy and dense. In this scarf pattern, laceweight yarn is held double, creating a light-as-a-feather brioche scarf for not very much money.
Practice your two-color flat brioche knitting with this simple and attractive brioche scarf for men. Finished product man-tested and approved.
The perfect scarf for learning how to knit. Soft, colorful, and scrumptious, this simple scarf is a luxury because of the Misti Alpaca “dyed-to-the-stitch” yarn. Watch videos every step of the way with our free Learn-to-Knit Class.
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.
I designed this scarf when staying up all night before my first TV appearance. I needed an easy scarf that my local KUTV 2 News host, Mary, could wear. I created a scarf to be knit in 3 hours. Garter stitch is for beginners, but your hands will get a workout!
This is Jared Flood’s Noro Scarf Pattern, specified here to make a scarf 5.5 inches wide.