Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including sweaters, hats, scarves, toys, shawls, dishcloths, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/13/22
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Poncho shaped pullover sweater jumper with sleeves aka swoncho. Sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich for Cascade Yarns.
Mr. Twist Sweater
Men's pullover sweater with a 12 row repeat all over cable texture. Sizes S (M) L (XL) XXL. Aran weight yarn. FRAYA8001 designed by Fraya
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Eyelet and Lace Cardigan
Long sleeved cardigan with a 12 row repeat lace pattern and finished with a collar. Quick knit in Chunky weight yarn. Sizes XXS to XL. Designed by Patons for Checkheaton
Funnel Neck Cable Vest
Sleeveless pullover sweater jumper vest knit with an 8 row repeat all over cable texture. Knit flat in two pieces with collar knit on. Sizes XS to XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Checkheaton.
Child sized cardigan sweater with knit strawberry shaped pockets. Sizes 3 years to 7 years. Worsted weight yarn. Strawberries and Cream Cardigan In Snuggly Replay 2584. (There is also an option to crochet the pockets if you prefer.) A kit is also available.
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Cable and Lace Edged Shawl
Garter stitch crescent shaped shawl with 16 row cable and lace edge knit on. Worsted weight yarn. F767 designed by Vanessa Ewing for Plymouth Yarn. This pattern was featured in Season 8 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s
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F587 Baby Washcloths
Set of 4 easy washcloths or dishcloths including Double Moss Stitch in 4 row repeat, Basketweave in 8 row repeat, Broken Rib (or Mistake Rib) in a 1 row repeat, and Faux Cable in a 4 row repeat. Great way for beginners to learn new stitches, perfect quick gift, and great stashbuster. Finished Size: Approx. 5.5” square F587 Baby Washcloths designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio. Fingering weight.
Diamond Lace Pullover
Women's lace pullover sweater jumper with diamond lace on the front and the sleeves. Sizes Size: S to XXL. DK weight yarn. Designed by Rico Design
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Women's Cape And Hat
Poncho knit flat with a 2 row repeat broken rib stitch with matching hat knit flat with ribbing, broken rib and ridges. Sizes To Fit Bust/Chest: 32/34", 36/38", 40/42", 44/46". Designed by Women's Weekly. Aran weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
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Simple Ribs and Cables Beanie
Cozy ribbed beanie with folded brim knit with a 4 round repeat of 5 simple cables that meet at the crown. Used one skein of Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Heather Pelletier
Loop-de-Loop Cowl, Hat and Mittens
Matching set knit with a unique 6 round repeat created by pulling loops up from previously worked rows, using one color per row to create a fair isle look without the complexity. The cowl can easily be made longer or shorter. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Suzanne M Ross for Knit Picks.
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Beginner Ribbed Striped Cowl
Great first knitting in the round project for beginners! This cowl shoulder cozy is knit with a 1 round repeat rib with 2 rounds of each color or colorway. Knit in a tube with no decreasing or increasing. Using self striping yarn such as the recommended yarn makes the color changes easy. However, you can also use it for stashbusting with leftover yarn. Perfect for beginners according to designer. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
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Matching infinity scarf cowl and mittens knit with a 4 row repeat berry stitch with central cable on the cowl. Chunky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat. A kit is also available.
Mood-Boosting Hat and scarf
Matching hat and scarf set knit with a 4 row repeat texture that looks like a waffle stitch. Hat knit in the round. DK weight yarn. Hat And Scarf In Hayfield Bonus Dk Mood-Boosting Brights Collection Sirdar 10631. Kit is also available.
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Panda Toy Knit Flat
Panda knit flat in stockinette so it's an easy first toy to try. Only requires two balls of yarn - one white and one black. Designed by Ann Franklin. DK weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Womens Bolero With Tie Front
Woman's cropped cardigan shrug bolero with lace detail on sleeves and tie front. Sizes To Fit Bust 32 - 42". Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn.
Spider-Man Baby Blanket
Spiderman baby blanket knit with intarsia. Size 70x70cm but can easily be enlarged. Designed by Tabitha S.
Circular art piece hangings knit by combining beads, battery-operated fairy lights, a macramé ring, and yarn. 2 versions. Size : 14 inch (35.5 cm) circular art piece. Designed by Mary R.
Garter stitch cardigan for baby and children with neck tie and pops of color at cuff and pocket edges. Sizes To Fit Age: 1 to 8 Years. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by MillaMia