Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including ponchos, cardigans, baby clothes, scarves, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 9/4/23
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Mock Aran Poncho
Gansey inspired poncho with diamond texture panel framed with diamond cables, then mock cables, on a rice stitch background. Knit in the round. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sherril Steele-Carlin.
Cat Sweater and French Bulldog Sweater
Adorable faces peer from these long sleeved pullovers, either a cat or a French bulldog. The cat face looks easy to customize with colors of your favorite feline. Sizes S to 4X. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
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Easy striped cardigan knit sideways in garter stitch in two pieces and joined in the back. No picking up stitches! Knit with two colors of gradient yarn to let the yarn do the striping work. Sizes To Fit Bust: Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) (56, 60, 64, 68)”. Designed by Amy Gunderson for Premier Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Baby Bunny and Bunting
Adorable bunting of garter stitch pennants and bunnies that are perfect for baby shower decoration, playful nursery decoration, Easter decor, and more. And after you're done with the bunting, the bunnies tuck right into a pocket or a pram. Great way to use up leftover or scrap yarn. Designed by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. DK weight yarn.
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Baby Sweater With Heart
Pullover baby and child jumper with seed stitch heart outlined with lace eyelets. Sizes 6-12 Months, 12-18 Months, 24-36 Months, 36-48 Months. Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
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Andante Cable Cardigan
Exquisite long-sleeved cardigan sweater with shawl collar knit with a variety of stunning cables. Sizes body circumference 92 to 132 cm / 36 to 52 in. Designed by Sari Nordlund for Novita. DK weight yarn.
Sugar Stick Rib Hat
Fun hat that I think would also be great for costumes like wizards, elves, and more. It's a pointed pixie hat that starts with a cable brim and then knit in a one row repeat rib stitch. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Shona Webster.
Baby Argyle Cardigan
Three color intarsia diamond argyle design on a baby sweater. Size To fit approximately 12-month size. Designed by Kathleen Sperling. Sport weight yarn. Pictured project by elisabethwalts
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Romper and Booties
Matching striped baby romper and bootees with pompoms. Sizes To fit baby 6 (12) months. Designed by Bernat. DK weight.
Lace and Cable Sweater
Long sleeved pullover sweater knit in three pieces with cable and lace. The bottom front and back are knit bottom up in a 12 row repeat Lattice lace stitch. The yoke and sleeves are knit sideways in one piece in a 12 row repeat cable and lace. Sizes Bust: 33 to 51" / 82 to 127 cm. DK weight yarn. Pullover 7259 designed by Elle Yarns
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Alien Encounter Socks
These socks tell a story of a friendly visit with extraterrestrials in knit including the aliens, their spaceship, their home, and more. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Benita Story
Checks and Cable Pullover
Baby pullover sweater knit with a basketweave texture and a central diamond cable panel. Sizes 6, 12, 18, 24 months. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Gayle Bunn
Two Color Cables Scarf
Striking scarf in two colors knit with an 8 row repeat reversible cable so it looks the same on both sides. Designed by Fireside Woollens. Worsted weight yarn.
On the Go Poncho
Easy poncho knit flat in two identical pieces with with ribbing and stockinette and then seamed at top and sides to form armholes. No picking up stitches. Suitable for beginners according to designer. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Brome Fields. Web version is free.
Harper Baby Bibs
4 easy baby bibs inspired by jeans style including two striped bandana style bigs and two jeans look, one with stitching and the other with a pocket. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Infinity scarf cowl with a beautiful cable and lace pattern worked in the round. Work from charts or written instructions. Can be worn open or wrapped twice around the neck. Designed by KatyTricot. Aran weight yarn.
Easy color-blocked cardigan sweater worked in simple garter stitch with three-quarter length sleeves and slightly asymmetrical fronts. Sizes To Fit Bust: 30in to 50in. Designed by Amanda Keep Williams. Aran weight yarn.
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Pineapple Cardigan and Romper
Matching baby sweater and onesie with a textured stitch. Sizes available: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months. DK weight yarn. Designed by BertaKnitStore
Swirly Top or Vest
Fun sleeveless tank top or vest with swirling wavy op art stripes. To fit bust 80cm (31.5”) to 122cm (48”). Designed by CaledoniaDreaminn.
Keyhole Lace Shawl
Mesh lace shawl with boho flair has a loop closure to slip one end through and keep it secure around your shoulders. Designed by Etty Geller.
Biscotti Baby Cardigan
Baby and toddler cardigan features a gorgeous lace design inspired Italian biscotti with a raglan design. Sizes To fit ages Newborn to 24mo. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Lilia Vanini