New patterns are always a call for celebration. Here are my posts announcing new KnitFreedom patterns, whether as collaborations with other knitters or my own original designs. My patterns are always designed to help you learn new intermediate knitting skills, improve your pattern reading, and help you understand new and fundamental knitting techniques.


Blog Post: Free Pattern and Video: Beginner Lace Scarf For Summer – The Palm Springs Feather and Fan Lace Scarf

Pink Feather and Fan Summer Lace ScarfBy Liat Gat – Founder / Intermediate Knitting, Lace, New Patterns / June 29, 2013 / 97 Comments

It’s summer, but you still want to knit. Here’s a great summer scarf pattern that is good for those new to lace-knitting. Even though it looks complicated, it’s not, especially when you follow the tutorial videos included here.

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Blog Post: Mistake Rib (or Man-Stitch): An Easy, Masculine Scarf, Plus Knitting for Men

Man with chunky mistake-rib scarf holding daughterBy Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men, New Patterns / September 7, 2012 / 92 Comments

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. Mistake Rib is a great pattern for beginners to practice recognizing knit and purl stitches.

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Blog Post: Free Key Cozy Pattern For Leftover Sock Yarn

Trio of Key Cozies made with the key cozy patternBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitting in the Round, Magic Loop, New Patterns / September 6, 2010 / 82 Comments

Magic Loop is especially good for knitting little tiny objects in the round, like glove fingers, arm warmers, and the tops of hats. Do you have a key? You can make it a little sweater to demonstrate! The sock yarn key cozy is born.

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Blog Post: NEW! Fingering-Weight Toe-Up Socks With A Faux Heel Flap

Fingering-weight faux heel flap socks in Western Sky knitsBy Liat Gat – Founder / Heels, New Patterns, Socks / September 21, 2012 / 74 Comments

For toe-up sock lovers who want a great-fitting heel that can be adjusted for high insteps. This toe-up sock pattern has a “faux” heel flap which allows you to use heel stitch patterns like the Eye of the Partridge heel. You can also do a contrasting-color heel.

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Blog Post: Free Pattern: Basic Magic Loop Hat

Liat modeling the Basic Magic Loop hat in purpleBy Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop, New Patterns, World Travels / August 5, 2011 / 63 Comments

Here is a basic hat pattern that was designed for learning the wonderful technique of Magic Loop. Written for worsted-weight yarn, you can make this soft beanie slouchy or fitted. A perfect first hat.

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Blog Post: How To Knit The Ultimate Mitten Thumb, & Two New Free Mitten Patterns

Red worsted-weight magic loop mittens with hands holding a green appleBy Liat Gat – Founder / Mittens, New Patterns, World Travels / July 7, 2012 / 62 Comments

Ever since I designed my first pair of mittens, I’ve tried to achieve the perfect mitten thumb. The key is picking up extra stitches around the thumb and then decreasing quickly. The included video tutorial shows you how.

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Blog Post: It’s Time To Knit! Knitted Clock Pattern

knitted clock pattern in purple, green, and neutralBy Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns / September 16, 2010 / 30 Comments

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. Knit with fingering-weight yarn. The numbers are added with duplicate stitch. 10 years later, this is still my favorite wall clock.

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Blog Post: NEW: Easy Felted Fair-Isle Bag Free Pattern… And World Travels

Felted Fair-Isle bag, top viewBy Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns, World Travels / June 23, 2012 / 19 Comments

If you already know how to Fair-Isle knit, this bag will be a really quick knit. It’s knit in bulky yarn and the chart just flies by. If you are curious about learning to knit Fair-Isle, this is also a good beginner pattern for you. Felting is also a fun thing for beginners to learn.

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Blog Post: Aspen Ice Lace Cowl – Designed Exclusively For Magnolia Handspun

By Liat Gat – Founder / Lace, New Patterns / December 7, 2010 / 16 Comments

Camilla Emond of Magnolia Handspun has asked me to create an exclusive pattern for this wonderful new yarn, which I was delighted to do. The result: a one-skein project for intermediate knitters that shows off the texture, color, and fiber mixture of bulky handspun yarn.

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Blog Post: Free iPhone Cozy Pattern

By Liat Gat – Founder / Knitting in the Round, Magic Loop, New Patterns / October 20, 2010 / 12 Comments

Here’s a quick and easy pattern for a perfectly-fitting iPhone cozy pattern — a great way to use up leftover sock yarn, practice Magic Loop, and protect your precious screen. It even features a slot to plug in the phone.

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Blog Post: “Bufanda” – Convertible Neck Muff/Hooded Scarf

By Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns, World Travels / June 30, 2011 / 6 Comments

Show off your chunky handspun yarn with this super-fast neckwarmer. It’s simple (in order to highlight the yarn) yet interesting to knit, because of the techniques involved.

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Blog Post: NEW: Free Super-Bulky Sock Pattern for Magic Loop, Toe-Up or Top-Down

Super-Bulky Magic Loop Socks - Malabrigo RastaBy Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns, Socks, Toe-Up Socks, Top-Down Socks / December 23, 2011 / 2 Comments

In case you are madly trying to finish Christmas gifts, here is the gift that I fall back on year after year: super-bulky slipper-socks. Knit with one skein of super-bulky yarn, these toe-up socks can be made in about 5 hours.

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