Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including cardigans, tops, scarves, shawls, blankets, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 7/3/23
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Malibu Bolero Cardigan
I love the mixture of chevron and slipped stitch lace in this short sleeved cardigan. Sizes 36 inches to 56 inches / 91.5 to 142 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
Sleeveless cardigan vest with cable border on a dramatic draped front. Knit flat. Sizes: Bust: 34 (38, 42, 48, 52, 56)”. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team
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Beautiful Brioche Shawl
Triangular shawl knit with sections of Garter Stitch Stripes, 2x2 Ribbing, and Brioche. Designed originally for 2 colorways of self-striping Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Melissa Kemmerer for Red Heart.
Lake Placid Hooded Sweater
Two color pullover with hood knit with a 4 row repeat texture. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Lace knit doily knit with one skein of thread. Size Diameter: Doily measures 8” across. Designed by Mary Maxim. May only be free for a limited time.
Easy lace scarf and shawl with a 4 row repeat ruffle and a 2 row repeat lace body. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Ingrid Fallon for Red Heart
Gulf Shores Top
Women's sleeveless tank with a center panel of garter rib framed by twisted stitches. Knit flat. Looks pretty easy to me. Sizes 36 to 56 in./ 91.5 to 142 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Carnahan for Lion Brand.
Catty-Corner Washcloth and Hand Towel
Matching dishcloth and towel knit with colorful diagonal stripes in a 2 row repeat bias stitch. Perfect for miniskeins or leftover or scrap yarn. 3 sizes: 8.5”, 9.5” and 10.5”. Designed by cold comfort knits for Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
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Fir Cone Lace Scarf
Lace scarf with 16 row repeat (all wrong side rows are just purl) that's perfect for spring and summer outfits. Designed for size 10 crochet thread, but I think you could adapt for lace or fingering weight. Designed by Scarlet Taylor for Red Heart.
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Seed Stitch Headband
Easy beginner level headband knit flat with statement bow. Uses one skein of Worsted weight yarn.Designed by Miwa Gemini for Lion Brand
Long and Lacy Jacket
Easy women's cardigan knit flat in 4 rectangular pieces with a multiple row repeat lace stitch. No picking up stitches. The lace requires some attention, but otherwise it seems easy. Sizes To Fit Bust: 28-34" [71-86.5 cm] to 4/5XL 56-62 [142-157.5 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
Baby Loves Cables Throw
Textured hearts framed with cables. Throw measures 26" wide x 36" long [66 cm x 91 cm] including borders. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Laura Bain for Red Heart.
Modular Miters Afghan
Blanket created from 4 different sizes of garter stitch mitered squares. Finished Dimensions About 47 x 60 in. (119.5 cm x 152.5 cm). Chunky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Rocket Ship Sweater
Outer space themed pullover in child sizes with a rocket ship. Instructions are for duplicate stitch but I think you could use whatever colorwork technique you prefer. Sizes 2 to 10 years. Designed by Marly Bird for Yarnspirations. Worsted weight yarn.
Sus Summer Top
Easy sleeveless women's tank top knit with an easy 8 row twisted stitch texture. Knit in the round and flat. No picking up stitches. Sizes S (M) L (XL). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. A kit is also available.
Cape and Cowl
Mesh lace cropped poncho and matching cowl, both knit flat with a 4 row repeat. Sizes S–M / L–XL. Aran weight yarn. 800-016-001 Cape designed by Lang Yarns. Available in English, Dutch, French, German
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James River Vest
The perfect vest for a Fourth of July celebration, and easily adapted for everyday use. Easy garter stripes transition into stockinette fabric at the armholes, creating the ideal canvas on which to embroider stars. Sizes To Fit Baby/Child 6-12 months (12-24 months, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10). Designed by Alex Capshaw-Taylor
Boldly Go Hat
Star Trek inspired hat inscribed with the words Boldly Go and the Starfleet insignia. Sock Weight Yarn. Designed by KnitsByWest
Short-sleeved tee sweater with a chevron lace yoke and sleeves. Sizing: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. DK weight yarn. Designed by ThisCosyNest
Cat in Overalls
Adorable kitten softie in basketweave jumpsuit knit flat. Sizes: 11 ¾ inches (30 cm). Designed by FunnyRabbitToys. Aran weight yarn.