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  • A sweater snag does not necessarily mean your sweater's natural life is over. With a little care a sweater snag can be fixed by pulling, adjusting, crocheting the opening and securing the excess with a needle and thread. Never fear - just learn how to fix a knit sweater snag, with or without a hole, and keep wearing that great sweater that you love!

    How to Fix a Hole or Snag in Knit Sweaters

    How to Fix a Hole or Snag in Knit Sweaters

    by Anastasia Kingsley3

  • Knitted cowls are the perfect accessory to keep you warm during cold weather. This easy knitting pattern creates a simple, yet interesting neckwarmer that men, women and children will enjoy wearing!

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Slightly Shifting Knitted Cowl

    Free Knitting Pattern: Slightly Shifting Knitted Cowl

    by Donna Herron14

  • Pattern to loom knit a scarf using the basic 8 wrap for long looms and the crochet cast off.

    How to Loom Knit a Scarf

    How to Loom Knit a Scarf

    by hsschulte5

  • How do you knit a nightcap? While the idea of a nightcap may seem outdated, you can actually tailor the basic pattern by incorporating stripes, different types of yarn, bead, pompons, and other embellishments. The basic design of the nightcap makes it a fairly easy project. For this particular project, the finished circumference fits most adults, approximately 23 inches. In order to complete it, you should be able to cast on, do knit stitch, purl stitch, knit in the round, and decrease.

    How Do You Knit a Nightcap?

    How Do You Knit a Nightcap?

    by Annabelle Tyler2

  • A cosy rug can be a useful project for any time of the year. It will help to use up those odd balls of wool and can be a welcome gift - made with love.

    Knitting Project: a Cosy Rug

    Knitting Project: a Cosy Rug

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan42

  • With some basic knitting and sewing stitches, you can make a cute little yarn ball bookmark to enjoy with your favorite book. This easy bookmark would make a great gift for any knitter or crocheter!

    Free Knitting Pattern for an Easy Yarn Ball Bookmark

    Free Knitting Pattern for an Easy Yarn Ball Bookmark

    by Donna Herron2

  • This free knitting pattern has a lace and cable design that continues around the neck and creates a cozy and comfy cowl. This pattern is fully charted with descriptions of the abbreviations at the bottom of the chart and is designed for experienced beginners or advanced knitters who are familiar with basic terms and knitting cables.

    Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Modern English Cowl

    Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Modern English Cowl

    by Donna Herron9

  • A beginner's guide to knitting a scarf. This step-by-step guide teaches you how to knit a homemade scarf with directions for knit and purl stitches, two easy scarf patterns, knitting terminology glossary, and valuable links to related sites.

    How to Knit a Scarf: An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Knit a Scarf: An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide

    by Stacie Naczelnik66

  • These knitted flowers are colorful accessories that are quick to knit and easy to assemble. They are a fun project, and you can use scrap yarn (yea!). They make great gifts, or even a wonderful little topper for a present. You can make them as sophisticated, romantic, or as funky as you want by adding the button or buttons of your choice as the center of your flower. You can also use these flowers as a decoration on a sweater, hat or headband, purse, pillow, almost anything.

    Free Jewelry Knitting Pattern: Flirty Flower Pin With Button Center

    Free Jewelry Knitting Pattern: Flirty Flower Pin With Button Center

    by Donna Herron37

  • This versatile necklace has a bit of a vintage look and can be worn with either the button fastening in the back as a necklace or in the front for more of a collar look. The necklace in the photos is about 27” long. You can add or omit repeats of the pattern to customize the length. I used DK weight yarn for this project, but I think it would also be pretty in a sock weight (adjust needle size as needed).

    Free Jewelry Knitting Pattern for High Tea Collar Necklace

    Free Jewelry Knitting Pattern for High Tea Collar Necklace

    by Donna Herron4

  • Make your own beautiful, layered infinity scarf with your choice of three ways to finish it. Warm and comfortable, this is an easy project that only takes a few hours to complete. Just keep knitting.

    Tutorial: Spool-Knitted Infinity Scarf

    Tutorial: Spool-Knitted Infinity Scarf

    by Monica Lobenstein62

  • Over my years of knitting, I've discovered an easy and safe way to block most of my knitting projects. I hope these hints answer some of the questions that most people face when blocking, explain the different methods, and offer some suggestions on the best technique to finish your favorite knitwear.

    Knitting Hints:  A Simple Guide to Blocking

    Knitting Hints: A Simple Guide to Blocking

    by Donna Herron17

  • This free knitting pattern creates a decorative basket featuring a unique geometric shape. This basket is perfect for holding small items or a plant, or just to display as a beautiful handmade item.

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Geometric Basket

    Free Knitting Pattern: Geometric Basket

    by Donna Herron16

  • If you're looking for an easy prayer shawl crochet pattern (or if you're wondering what a prayer shawl is), you've come to the right place!

    How to Crochet a Prayer Shawl

    How to Crochet a Prayer Shawl

    by sdakin114

  • Keep your arms warm and stylish by knitting your own armwarmers with these easy to knit patterns and ideas.

    How to Knit Easy Armwarmers

    How to Knit Easy Armwarmers

    by JulieStrier2

  • Lost the instructions or just a bit confused? Try this step-by-step tutorial and you'll be able to teach your children how to use a knitting fork in no time!

    How to Use a Knitting Fork or Lucet

    How to Use a Knitting Fork or Lucet

    by Fay Cooke1

  • Knitting I-cord is so relaxing that you may find yourself with yards of it. Here are fun and useful things you can make with it.

    25 Creative Projects Using I-Cord

    25 Creative Projects Using I-Cord

    by Monica Lobenstein7

  • I made this knitted basket using Zoë Scheffy's FREE Pinwheel Coaster pattern as a base, then knitting up the sides in a diamond pattern. I love having baskets around the house to hold things and to use as decoration.

    Knitting Directions for Pinwheel Basket Pattern

    Knitting Directions for Pinwheel Basket Pattern

    by Donna Herron10

  • Learn how to knit a blanket. Tips for beginners and pros! Learn what needles to use, how many stitches to cast on, and advanced options for blanket patterns.

    Knit a Blanket: Instructions for Beginners

    Knit a Blanket: Instructions for Beginners

    by Katy Medium2

  • This cozy cowl features yarn carried in front and knitted stitches moving up and down to look like reindeer tracks. A beautiful pattern to show off the colors of variegated yarn, this cowl also looks great in solid colors. This pattern is easy, but suggested for advanced beginners or experiences knitters who are familiar with knitting terms and slipped stitch techniques.

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Reindeer Tracks Cowl

    Free Knitting Pattern: Reindeer Tracks Cowl

    by Donna Herron4

  • Free knitting pattern for a headband/ear warmer and matching mitts in horizontal reverse stockinette rib stitch.

    Easy Knit Headband and Mitts

    Easy Knit Headband and Mitts

    by KT Dunn0

  • This is a free stay-on baby bib pattern with braided cables and seed stitches. It includes step-by-step instructions and how-to-knit videos for beginners.

    Cable Stay-On Baby Bib Knitting Pattern

    Cable Stay-On Baby Bib Knitting Pattern

    by Christy Hills10

  • Learn how to knit lace and follow easy lace knitting patterns. Tips for beginners to keep even tension and create a beautiful product. Find free knit lace patterns and learn how to follow them in this tutorial.

    How to Knit Lace (Plus 4 Types of Lace Patterns)

    How to Knit Lace (Plus 4 Types of Lace Patterns)

    by Katy Medium0

  • My Grandmother used to give her grandchildren a knit chicken that could hold a plastic egg with treats hidden inside. I'll share with you how I recreated her gift, as well as a crochet pattern to make a tiny bunny that can keep the chicken company!

    How to Knit a Little Chicken and Crochet a Tiny Bunny

    How to Knit a Little Chicken and Crochet a Tiny Bunny

    by Nancy Pawlowski1

  • Knitting a purl stitch can be tricky to learn, but this video, step by step instructions and pictures will make it easy.

    How to Knit a Purl Stitch

    How to Knit a Purl Stitch

    by ESPeck19198

  • This table runner features mock cables, some lace, and petal details in columns of different designs that will look great in any room, and at any occasion. This is a fun knit with beautiful results!

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Lace & Cables Table Runner

    Free Knitting Pattern: Lace & Cables Table Runner

    by Donna Herron13

  • Knit a cute baby shrug to make a lovely summer gift! It's simple to knit because you just need to create a rectangular shape. This is great lace-knitting practice for beginners.

    Easy and Cute Baby Shrug Knitting Pattern

    Easy and Cute Baby Shrug Knitting Pattern

    by Christy Hills1

  • This is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to casting on for beginning knitters with pictures. The guide also acts as a good refresher for someone who has taken a break from knitting.

    How to Knit: Casting On

    How to Knit: Casting On

    by Stacie Naczelnik25

  • Duduza (Comfort) Doll is an easy charity knitting project to bring comfort and solace to children in need, especially in Africa. Learn to make one yourself with the free pattern, videos and links.

    How to Knit a Comfort Doll or Duduza Doll

    How to Knit a Comfort Doll or Duduza Doll

    by Sushma Webber10

  • I designed these textured fingerless mitts because I wanted a pair with an interesting design on the back of the hand, but fit snugly around the cuff and was comfortable to wear for everyday use. Perfect for showing off the different colors in variegated or handpainted yarns!

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    by Donna Herron35

  • This hat idea is really easy to make, it only requires learning to make one stitch, and sewing your handiwork together. Firstly, you will need: 4.5mm knitting needles one ball of yarn or wool in any colour of your choice a thick sewing needle

    How to Knit Your Newborn Baby a Simple, Easy Hat

    How to Knit Your Newborn Baby a Simple, Easy Hat

    by ameliejan3

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