Book Lover Knitting Patterns
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
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
It’s Adjustable Book Cover
This book cover is knit in 2x2 rib that makes it easy to stretch to fit over any size book. The designer Theresia Lew says it’s easy enough for beginners and Ravelrers rated it very easy. Uses one skein of sock yarn. Available in English and German
Cable Book or Journal Cover
This cover features braided cables and easy to customize. Designed by yss in worsted yarn. Pictured project by AmyPC who modified the flaps to stockinette and ribbing to sit flat inside book.
Traveler Journal Cover
This Cuaderno Azul Viajero notebook cover features a lace pattern and cloth flaps that add less bulk to the cover. Designed by Mayte Sánchez Sempere in DK yarn. Available in both English & Spanish.
One for the Books Cover
Book cover designed for knitting planners or other books in fingering weight yarn is easily customized for any size. Optional fabric tag creates a pen loop. Perfect for self-striping or variegated yarn. Available in English and German. Designed by Martina Behm
Grab and Go Diary Cover
This journal cover features a pocket for a mobile phone, a slot for a pen, a place to tuck notes under the band on the inside cover, and, of course a cable owl to watch over you. Designed by maggie mair in DK yarn.
Knitting Sampler Book
The soft knitted Book of Knitty is perfect for babies to touch, discover, and play with textures and colors. And as they get older it can pique their interest in knitting. Packed with miniature versions of some of Knitty patterns, it’s also a great gift for adults who knit or are learning to knit! Designed by Laura Brown. Pictured project by americanlass. Other Ravelrers have adapted this pattern to make books of high-contrast stitch patterns, tiny clothes, nature motifs, and more. Great use for stash or scrap yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Aemelia Book Cover
Protect or elevate your reading material with this paperback book cover with cabled flower motif. Finished Size: 15″ wide and 7¾ ” tall before sewing; to fit a standard American mass-market paperback (4¼ ” wide and 6¾ ” tall) with a spine up to 1″ (about 350 pages) deep. Designed by Franklin Habit. Pictured project by morsecode who said it’s fast knit and great gift.
Resizable Book Cover
A Book Cover for Edmund is resizable, features a horseshoe cable, and was inspired by Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Designed by Melissa Armstrong
Beret with “Knitting” Dewey Decimal Number
Dewey Decimal Hat is a slouchy tweed hat with a stranded design with the favorite Dewey decimal designation for knitting books, hearts, tweedy stripes, and a cute hemmed button band. Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson. One of the 28 patterns in Stitching in the Stacks: Librarian-Inspired Knits
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!