Active Life Knitting Patterns
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Bike Seat Cover
Add style and comfort to your bicycle with this cozy. Also works great for stationary exercise bikes and yarn bombing bikes. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. One size, about 7 in. (18 cm) at widest point and about 11 1/2 in. (29 cm) at longest point, will stretch to fit a range of bike seats. Great stashbuster because it only uses 144 yards (132 m) of bulky yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Pictured projects by sallycknits and doemmy who has notes and lined with fleece
This pullover hoodie features an extra pocket in front perfect for carrying a bottle handsfree when camping, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Men’s sizes S(M, L, X-L, 2X-L). Designed by Michelle Porter for Knitty
Om Yoga Mat Bag
Debbie Stoller created this mesh bag of cotton with a lace pattern that is easy to memorize. Pattern is excerpted from her book Stitch n Bitch Nation
Bishi Water Bottle Carrier
Mesh container carrier with 2 options for strap – garter stitch or stockinette ties. The project can be knit in a couple of hours and requires less than a ball of worsted yarn according to the designer Georgie Hallam.
Exercise / Yoga Ball Cover
Knitsquire Designs came up with a clever knitting pattern to make your exercise more comfortable for workouts or as a chair.
Yoga Mat Strap
Gina Michele wanted a cute carrier for her yoga mat but didn’t want the hassle of trying to roll her mat up tightly enough to fit in a tube. She devised this strap with loops that’s perfect for carrying her mat. I can think of a lot of other purposes for this strap. I even wonder if you could use it as a yoga strap if the cotton isn’t too stretchy. Knit in garter stitch.
Patterns for Purchase
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!